NHC Housing Person of the Year 38th Annual Gala

June 09

 

Honorees I Past Honorees I Sponsors I Committee

On June 9, 2010, NHC honored the Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program (AHP) with the 2010 “Housing Person of the Year” Award at the historic National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  The event provided not only a chance to recognize the AHP, but also an opportunity to celebrate affordable housing’s future.

A record-breaking $712,000 was raised and more than 800 housing professionals, industry leaders, government officials and policy makers attended the Gala.

The program for the event coincided with the theme, “Housing’s New Era,” by opening with an innovative video of NHC President and CEO Maureen Friar addressing the issues and future of affordable housing. But before ascending into the “New Era,” Friar and all the Gala attendees paid tribute to former NHC head Conrad Egan. He was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience, many of whom had either worked with him or followed his achievements during a career spanning 40 years.

Ultimately, the over-arching message was moving beyond the current housing crisis to grow affordable housing as a first-tier national priority through better coordination within the affordable housing field.

Gala speakers included:

Daniel A. Nissenbaum

COO, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Chairman, National Housing Conference

Angie Garcia Lathrop

Community Affairs Executive, Bank of America

Phillip W. Bracken

Executive Vice President, Industry Relations

Wells Fargo Home and Consumer Group, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Edward J. DeMarco

Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Lee R. Gibson

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Southside Bank

Chairman, Council of Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas


NHC member Builders of Hope of Raleigh, NC, was also recognized at the Gala for receiving NHC’s “Pioneering Housing Strategies” Award last year. The organization won the award for its uniquely comprehensive Building Green Communities model that focuses on recycling homes slated for demolition using green building standards and then selling the homes at cost to working families.

The Gala took place on the 20th anniversary of the FHLBanks’ Affordable Housing Program and fell on the eve of NHC’s 80th anniversary in 2011, signifying the importance and resilience of the affordable housing community in the past, present and future. 

The program for the event coincided with the theme, “Housing’s New Era,” by opening with an innovative video of NHC President and CEO Maureen Friar addressing the issues and future of affordable housing:

**Watch the NHC Housing's New Era Video**

To order a high resolution DVD version of the "Housing's New Era" video, or for more information, please contact NHC Communications and New Media Associate Katy Gorman at kgorman@nhc.org or (202) 466-2121, Ext. 240.

To Learn more about "Housing's New Era," please visit our blog:

NHC Open House

Watch housing leaders share their thoughts at NHC's 2010 Gala:

  NHC's YouTube Page

View a complete set of photos from this year's Gala:

NHC's Flickr Page

To view a complete list of past recipients of NHC's "Housing Person of the Year" award, click here.