Press Releases

National Housing & Rehabilitation Association Announces New Directors and Officers; David Abromowitz Elected Chairman


WASHINGTON (February 26, 2018) – David Abromowitz, Of Counsel at Goulston & Storrs P.C., in Boston Mass., was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association at NH&RA’s 2018 Annual Meeting last week in Palm Beach, Calif.  NH&RA is the leading professional association of companies and individuals who are involved in affordable housing, historic rehabilitation and New Markets Tax Credit development.

“David has been an invaluable member of NH&RA for many years and we are looking forward to working with him in this new capacity,” said Thom Amdur, Executive Director of NH&RA.  “David is a trusted advisor to many across the affordable housing community and brings a unique blend of transactional experience and public policy acumen that will serve NH&RA and the industry-at-large well in this time of political and economic volatility.”

Abromowitz has served in various officer positions on the board, co-founded NH&RA’s Council for Energy Efficient Affordable Housing and served on the Advisory Board of the NH&RA Preservation Through Energy Efficiency Initiative, which was funded through a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and was honored with NH&RA’s Affordable Housing Vision Award in 2014. Abromowitz succeeds John Weld Peck, Of Counsel at Coats Rose in Cincinnati, Ohio, who served as Chair from Feb. 2017 to March 2018.

“NH&RA remains the premier national affordable housing organization bringing together every sector that builds, finances, manages and maintains America’s housing for low- and moderate-income families and seniors,” said Abromowitz. “I am proud to head up a talented slate of industry leaders at a time when we need long term vision to address the housing needs of millions who are working hard but still struggling to pay the rent.”

NH&RA also welcomes the following newly elected officers to the 2018-2019 Executive Committee: Vice-Chairs Robert Fein, Chief Operating Officer, Redstone Equity Partners, and Holly Wiedeman, President, AU Associates; Board Treasurer Geoff Brown, President, USA Properties Fund; and Board Secretary Joan Hoover, Executive Vice President for Development & Finance, Conifer Realty LLC.

A nominating committee comprised of NH&RA Executive Officers and Past Chairs nominated these members, and NH&RA’s Executive Committee approved the nominations on Feb. 22 during a meeting of the Board of Directors.

A current roster of the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership can be found on the NH&RA website at:

About NH&RA

NH&RA is a professional association of companies and individuals who are involved in affordable housing, historic rehabilitation and New Markets Tax Credit development. Members meet quarterly for serious discussions of significant issues affecting the tax credit and affordable housing industry. Designed to foster relationships, NH&RA’s meetings are renowned for the combination of cutting-edge information and opportunities to network and collaborate.

Press Contact: Thom Amdur, Executive Director
National Housing & Rehabilitation Association


Boston Affordable Housing Leaders to Receive Prestigious NH&RA Vision Awards

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association announced today that two Boston-based champions of affordable housing and development will receive NH&RA Affordable Housing Vision Awards in recognition of their stewardship and expansion of affordable housing opportunities for low-income families around the country. Pam Goodman, chief executive officer of Beacon Communities, and Chrystal Kornegay, Undersecretary of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, will be honored at an awards reception in conjunction with the NH&RA Fall Developers Forum on November 6th at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Read More

Long-Time Boston Affordable Housing Leaders Recognized by National Housing & Rehabilitation Association

The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) presented two recipients with this year’s Affordable Housing Vision Awards. The awardees are Maurice Barry, Chief of the Asset Resolution Branch in the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Multifamily Boston Satellite Office and Fred Copeman, Esq., Principal and National Director of Tax Credit Investment Services at CohnReznick LLP. Barry and Copeman were honored at an awards reception at the NH&RA Fall Developers Forum on November 1st at the Langham Hotel in Boston.

Read More

Historic Preservation Awards Celebrate New Life for Old Buildings

An old school building is keeping seniors in their neighborhood after they sell their homes. An out-of-use factory provides shelter and services to individuals with special needs. A former motor club offers tourists a sustainable place to stay. These innovative historic rehabilitations are among the finalists for J. Timothy Anderson Awards for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation.

Read More

NH&RA Launches 11th Annual “Timmy” Awards

For the 11th year in a row, the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) invites housing professionals from across the country to join them in celebrating exceptional examples of historic rehabilitation. The “Timmys” look for a wide variety of nominees proposed by a wide variety of people interested in American architecture, design and development. If you would like to enter a deserving project, please submit an application by no later than Friday, July 31, 2015.

Read More