Friday, June 11, 2010
On Wednesday, NHC’s Annual Gala honored the Federal Home Loan Banks' (FHLBanks) Affordable Housing Program, one of the largest sources of affordable housing grant funds in the country. At the Gala, we caught up with John Von Seggern, president and CEO of the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks, to get his thoughts on receiving the award. And consistent with the FHLBanks' attitude about the entire event, Von Seggern emphasized that the evening was about the importance of the housing world working together to tackle new challenges in Housing’s New Era – beyond the current housing crisis.
When accepting the NHC “Housing Person of the Year” award, Lee Gibson, chairman of the Council, said the FHLBanks were honored to “spotlight the work done by everyone here who makes affordable housing in America a priority and a reality.” NHC and its membership look forward to collaborating with the FHLBanks, and everyone else working on affordable housing across the nation, to elevate the issue on the national agenda and ensure decent, safe and affordable housing for all.