Yesterday, NHC announced the recent election of Dan Nissenbaum as its new chairman. With more than 20 years of experience in the affordable housing and community development industry, Nissenbaum has developed a keen knowledge of community development and housing issues. He is the chief operating officer for the Urban Investment Group (UIG), a division of Goldman Sachs Bank USA, where he manages community development lending and investing programs. As chairman of NHC, Nissenbaum was preceded by Helen Kanovsky, who moved to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to serve as general counsel.
Nissenbaum fully supports NHC’s commitment to addressing the current housing crisis through a range of solutions, including identifying policies focused on restoring the flow of private capital into low- and moderate-income communities, and stabilizing the secondary mortgage market so that government sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can continue to fulfill their important role in helping families to purchase homes at a lower cost. Beyond the housing crisis, he supports NHC key goals like making the important connections between housing and other issues – such as linking affordable homes with transit-oriented development and employment opportunities.
In addition, Nissenbaum has several personal priorities as NHC chairman, which include raising the organization’s visibility by strengthening every aspect of its operations, from building membership and financial capacity to, ultimately, helping ensure that NHC continues its vital role as an effective and leading housing policy organization.
To learn more about Nissenbaum's new role, please read the Full Press Release.