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NHC Welcomes Mary Hanlon as the New Vice President of Policy and Advocacy

NHC is happy to announce Mary Hanlon has been hired as our new Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. With 25 years in the housing industry, Hanlon comes with a wealth of public, non-profit, and private sector experience with a special focus on real estate development and management of complex projects. Her expertise and numerous accomplishments are in line with NHC’s mission and policy priorities in housing’s new era, making Mary the ideal person for the position.

For the last 14 years, Mary has been the Principal and Owner of Hanlon Development & Consulting working out of New York City, Washington, DC and Portland, OR. She has provided consulting services to private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations on a wide range of issues including single and multifamily housing, real estate development finance – including private, bond and tax credit financing, public private partnerships, elderly housing, commercial and mixed-use developments, and sustainable and transit-oriented design. Additionally, she has developed and owned real estate for her own portfolio.

Mary has served in government as senior staff member at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In that position, she assisted Secretary Cisneros with critical housing legislation, the structural reorganization of HUD and the Pacific Region Community Empowerment Board, including managing and supervising the implementation of the $44 million Oakland Enhanced Enterprise Community and the $3 million San Francisco Enterprise Community.

Mary attended the UCLA graduate school of Architecture and Urban Planning and holds a Bachelor of the Arts from the University of California – Berkeley. She has served on several boards during her career and presently volunteers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Please join us in welcoming Mary as the newest member of the NHC team. She can be reached at We look forward to having her on board as our organization enters an era of unprecedented housing advocacy.

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