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For Immediate Release

National Housing Conference bolsters Board with new appointees and returning members, sustains diversity and expertise


Kara Beigay

(202) 466-2121, ext. 284

The National Housing Conference (NHC) has announced three new appointees to its Board of Governors while welcoming back three returning members. With these latest additions, NHC’s Board of Governors continues to remain one of the most diverse boards in the United States. Joining returning Board members Ralph Perrey, Tennessee Housing Development Agency; Ali Solis, Solis Strategic Solutions; and Mark Willis, Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy are Laura Arce, UnidosUS; Ed Brady, Home Builders Institute; and Sarah Brundage, National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders. The upcoming terms will begin in June 2024.

“We are thrilled to welcome Laura, Ed, and Sarah to our Board of Governors,” said Steve O’Connor, Chairman of NHC’s Board of Governors. “Their diverse perspectives and wealth of experience, alongside Ralph, Ali, and Mark, will help us continue to address today’s most pressing housing issues and ensure safe, affordable housing for all Americans.”

NHC remains steadfast in its commitment to assemble a board comprising highly skilled affordable housing leaders, mirroring the rich tapestry of America. NHC’s Board meets or exceeds population parity for African Americans and Latinos. Furthermore, the Board boasts sectoral diversity akin to that of the NHC membership, ensuring no single industry sector exceeds 25% representation. NHC members represent diverse leaders across the housing spectrum including lenders, homebuilders, affordable housing advocates, real estate professionals, housing development corporations, housing finance agencies, and more. NHC also seeks to maintain political diversity as well, across partisan lines. We are unified around one critical priority: affordable housing.

“NHC has a long and distinguished history as one of the nation’s leading advocates on affordable housing,” said David M. Dworkin, NHC’s President and CEO. “I am honored for these distinguished individuals to join the NHC team as their wealth of experience and profound commitment to excellence promise to enrich the Board’s strategic direction and governance.”

NHC also extends its appreciation to Priya Jayachandran of the National Housing Trust and David Adame, who are stepping down from the Board, for their dedicated years of service.


About the National Housing Conference (NHC): Founded in 1931, the National Housing Conference is the oldest and broadest housing coalition in America. NHC is a diverse continuum of affordable housing stakeholders who convene and collaborate through dialogue, advocacy, research, and education, to develop equitable solutions that serve our common interest—an America where everyone is able to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more about NHC, visit

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