WASHINGTON – The National Housing Conference (NHC), the nation’s oldest and broadest housing coalition, today announced the hiring of Luke Villalobos as its new policy and research director.
Prior to joining NHC, Villalobos worked as a legislative advocate for land use and finance at Housing California, working directly with developers, service providers, tenant organizations, and legislative staff to spur the production and preservation of affordable housing statewide.
Previously, Villalobos worked closely with developers to address local barriers to production, overseeing the Love Your Neighbor Initiative in the Office of the Mayor in the City of Riverside. Villalobos was also part of a team that created a program to build tiny homes for the homeless on faith-based land.
“NHC is excited to welcome Luke to help lead our national policy priorities,” said NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin. “His experience in policy development and advocacy will be invaluable as we work with our members to shape sound federal housing policies for the 21st century.”
Villalobos said he began working in the affordable housing industry after seeing firsthand the impact of housing instability on students while working as a teacher in Washington, D.C. “I’m delighted to join NHC, an organization with a rich history of bringing a diverse coalition of stakeholders to advance results in federal housing policy,” said Villalobos. “I’m excited to lead a policy team that will help shape housing policy toward a more equitable long-term recovery from the pandemic.”
About NHC: The National Housing Conference has been defending the American Home since 1931. Everyone in America should have equal opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. NHC convenes and collaborates with our diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance our policy, research, and communications initiatives to effect positive change at the federal, state, and local levels. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.