WASHINGTON – The National Housing Conference (NHC) announced today that Tristan Bréaux officially joined NHC as its new policy director.
Bréaux brings to NHC 10 years of policy and legislative experience. Most recently, he served as a deputy chief of staff and district director for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). He has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, including working in the offices of former Sen. Kay Hagen (D-N.C.) and the House Budget Committee. Bréaux also has professional experience in community engagement, having served as a community affairs director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, where he established financial training, housing education and increased workforce readiness within the jail.
“We are excited for Tristan to join us in this role where he will help lead our federal outreach and housing policy,” said David M. Dworkin, NHC president and CEO. “He brings proven experience in legislative affairs and community engagement that will help NHC galvanize our members and partners to protect and defend the American home.”
“NHC’s practice to lead from the center and bring together a diverse representation of the housing community gives NHC an advantage to achieve its policy initiatives,” said Bréaux. “I look forward to helping NHC continue to secure support for housing from both sides of the aisle to sustain and increase housing opportunities that meet the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations throughout the U.S.” Bréaux served as a commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission on Poverty Reduction in Norfolk, Virginia and the Mayor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group in Washington, D.C. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C.
He holds a bachelor’s in political science from Norfolk State University and a master’s in criminal justice from Liberty University.
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.