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For Immediate Release

Pamela Hughes Patenaude joins the National Housing Conference Board of Governors


Whitney Sarkodie

202.466.2121 ext 240

WASHINGTON D.C.: The National Housing Conference (NHC) has appointed Pamela Hughes Patenaude to its Board of Governors. “NHC’s Board brings the best and the brightest of housing professionals and Pam is the best person to continue to grow our network,” said Steve O’Connor, Chair of the Board of Governors. “Pam’s broad range of leadership experience in housing policy, real estate, and disaster recovery will make a significant contribution to our work.”

Patenaude served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where she managed the $52 billion agency’s day-to-day operations while overseeing disaster relief in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands, California, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Patenaude is an Independent Director of loanDepot, Inc. (NYSE: LDI) and a member of the Audit Committee. Patenaude is an Independent Director for Target Hospitality, Corp. (NASDAQ: TH) and is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Additionally, Patenaude serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity International as well as the Board of Directors for the Bipartisan Policy Center. Patenaude is a Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Home Builders Institute (HBI). Patenaude is also a Social Impact Advisory Board member for the Center Creek Housing Funds. Patenaude is the Principal of Granite Housing Strategies, LLC, serving as a strategic advisor for clients engaged in real estate development, affordable housing, and disaster recovery management. She also serves as Co-Chair of NHC’s National Advisory Council and is a recipient of the 2022 Housing Visionary Award.

“The National Housing Conference has been instrumental in formulating effective solutions to address the nation’s housing needs for more than nine decades,” said Patenaude. “I am honored to rejoin the NHC Board of Governors and look forward to making meaningful contributions to the critical housing policy debates.”

“We are excited to have Pam Patenaude rejoin our board of governors,” said David M. Dworkin, president and CEO of NHC. “As Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Pam was a highly respected voice whose collaborative leadership style was recognized by members on both sides of the aisle. Throughout her distinguished career, Pam has built bipartisan coalitions to achieve sustainable solutions to America’s affordable housing and community development needs. We are grateful to have her back,” Dworkin stated.


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.


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