NAHRO Names New CEO
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) welcomes Adrianne Todman as the new CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). HACM is a member agency of NAHRO.
Ms. Todman is currently the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), the region’s largest affordable housing provider, where she manages more than $400 million in affordable housing programs. She was selected after a nationwide search and will assume the new role June 1.
“We are extremely blessed to have someone of Ms. Todman’s stature in this national leadership role,” said HACM Secretary-Executive Director Tony Pérez. “Ms. Todman is highly respected by her peers in the industry, and she will play a critical role in helping housing and community development agencies navigate through these uncertain times.”
During her tenure at DCHA, Ms. Todman created a national model to house and assist homeless veterans, opened the first public affordable assisted living facility, increased the number of affordable units available for low-income families, and utilized innovation to increase the stock of affordable housing. Under her leadership, DCHA has deployed $80 million in New Market Tax Credits in emerging neighborhoods.
“Ms. Todman’s rich experience in crafting and executing housing and community development policy at both the federal and local levels of government, coupled with her respected leadership and organizational expertise, makes her an exceptional choice, ” stated Steve Merritt, President of NAHRO. “The Board and I are excited to usher in an era of new leadership at NAHRO.”
“I am humbled to have been selected to lead this venerable organization,” said Ms. Todman. “NAHRO represents the most diverse membership of community development, local and state housing agencies, and professionals who house America’s families. Our important work over the course of the next several years will impact the lives of millions of households who need affordable housing in vibrant, sustainable communities. I look forward to this opportunity, and am prepared to ensure that NAHRO’s mission is forward-looking and results-driven. “
NAHRO is a professional membership organization comprising more than 20,000 housing and community development agencies and officials who collectively administer a variety of affordable housing and community development programs at the state and local level. NAHRO members own or administer 674,000 units of public housing (a vast majority of the nation's inventory), 1,724,000 units of tenant-based Section 8 housing, and 285,500 units of other assisted housing. In all, NAHRO's members provide housing for more than 7.9 million low-income people and bring more than $1.5 billion Community Development Block Grant and HOME funding to their communities.
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) works to foster strong, resilient and inclusive communities by providing a continuum of high-quality housing options that support self-sufficiency, good quality of life, and the opportunity to thrive. HACM provides affordable housing options to over 11,000 families, older adults and adults with disabilities.