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Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders in Affordable Housing (ELAH) is a membership network of young professionals and students under the age of 35 and under who are interested in affordable housing. A special member designation of the National Housing Conference, ELAH is committed to advancing the goal of providing housing to low- and moderate-income individuals and families through sound community revitalization policies. ELAH members have exclusive access to professional and leadership opportunities and NHC events.

ELAH provides leadership opportunities, professional development and networking social events to its members. Membership programming includes:

  • Reduced rates at industry conferences
  • Volunteer and philanthropy opportunities
  • Tours of local affordable housing communities and other educational opportunities

Emerging Leaders in Affordable Housing also receive the following NHC benefits:

  • Reduced rates for NHC programs and events
  • Networking opportunities with NHC members
  • Educational forums on housing policy
  • Groundbreaking policy and advocacy tools
  • Subscription to the NHC Member Brief (NHC’s policy newsletter)
  • Access to NHC’s online member database
  • Advance notice of NHC’s research and digital publication releases

For more information on becoming an Emerging Leader, please email us at  You can purchase a membership here at $50.

2023-2024 Members

Tiphaine Abarca
Mari Agory
Lindsay Apperson
Micheal Assor
Jodi Baiyat
Ryan Ban
Olivia Barrow
Alyssa Bell
Olivia Bush
Anabelle Campbell
Denise Caruzzi
Chloe Cohen
Paul D’Angelo
Melanie Dill
John Drumgoogle
Denzel Early
Adam Fischer
Julia George
Sophie Haas
Jamien Harvey
Alice Hu
Glenda Krouse
Hope Lanphear
Brittany Lawrence
Brent Lovett
Tasha McCray
Sarah O’Neal
Kelsey Oesmann
Ed Messman
Sal Rajput
Joseph Shiovitz
Nana Simmons
Daniel Smith
Joel Stewart
James Torrez
Phuong Vu
Katelynn Harris Walker
Peter Wallace
Ashwin Warrior

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