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About Policy

NHC vigorously defends policies that support our American home. We advocate for reform and innovation that improves access to quality affordable homeownership and rental housing. Our deep understanding of housing policy and track record of leadership open doors for NHC and our members in the executive branch and on Capitol Hill.

NHC’s policy and advocacy work is advised by our Policy Committee, which provides broad, strategic guidance to staff, such as choosing policy priorities and serving as a sounding board on controversial issues. The committee reports to the board.

Co-Chairs

Laurel Blatchford
Enterprise Community Partners

John O’Callaghan
Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

At-Large Members

Michael Bodaken
Retired

Tristan Bréaux
NHC

Emily Cadik
Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition

Linda Couch
LeadingAge

Duane Duncan
Genworth Financi

David M. Dworkin
NHC

Michell Foster
Enterprise Community Partners

Elisabeth Gehl
Habitat for Humanity International

Julia Gordon
National Community Stabilization Trust

David Jeffers
Council of Federal Home Loan Banks

Kirsten Johnson-Obey
Neighborworks® America

Matt Josephs
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Carol Lamberg
Retired

Peter Lawrence
Novogradac & Company LLP

David Ledford
National Association of Home Builders

Ellen Lurie Hoffman
National Housing Trust

Linda Mandolini
Eden Housing

Sarah Mickelson
National Low Income Housing Coalition

Michael Novogradac
Novogradac & Company LLP

Steve O’Connor
Mortgage Bankers Association

Zenovia Palmer
Atlanta Neighborhood Development Parnership, Inc.

Andrea Ponsor
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future

Nan Roman
National Alliance to End Homelessness

Kris Siglin
Housing Partnership Network

Janis Smith
Janis Smith Executive Communications

Alazne Solis
Make Room, Inc.

Lou Tisler
National NeighborWorks® Association

Jennifer Vasiloff
Opportunity Finance Network

Joseph Ventrone
National Association of REALTORS®

Chris Vincent
Habitat for Humanity International

Diane Yentel
National Low Income Housing Coalition

Barry Zigas
Zigas and Associates LLC

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