Wishrock Housing and Investment Group, a national developer and investor in affordable housing, announced the appointment of Trisha Miller, a leader in the energy efficiency and green building movement, as Director of Sustainability.

Trisha Miller is an experienced national nonprofit leader and former Presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Her accomplishments include managing sustainability efforts, developing innovative energy finance programs, and implementing the President’s Climate Action Plan for HUD. In partnership with the Department of Energy, she expanded the Better Buildings Challenge to the multifamily sector and launched a successful campaign to triple the amount of on-site renewable energy in federally assisted housing.

“Wishrock is deeply committed to its residents and the communities in which it owns and operates affordable housing properties. As a natural extension of those core values, sustainability has become an ever increasing area of focus and curiosity for our company,” said Rick Wishcamper, President of Wishrock Housing and Investment Group. “Miller will bring her extensive experience in community development and social justice to Wishrock. She will help the company continue to grow their energy-efficient portfolio, and explore new ways to expand green affordable housing and clean energy across the country.”

Miller’s commitment to energy efficient and healthy housing builds on her previous role leading the Green Communities initiative at Enterprise Community Partners and serving as Board Chair of the Healthy Building Network. Miller has testified before the U.S. Senate and frequently delivers keynote addresses and lectures on green housing. She also practiced law at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, where she launched the Community Development Initiative to bring legal resources to nonprofits and thousands of individuals across the southern United States.

Trisha Miller participates on the Advisory Board for NH&RA’s Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Initiative.