Year 2013

Al Gold

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HAC Honors Local Leader for Rural Housing Work

Washington, D.C., January 22, 2013 – Al Gold, Executive Director of Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation in Westminster, CO, received the Skip Jason Award for Community Service from the Housing Assistance Council. This award, named for Robert M. “Skip” Jason, recognizes individuals whose efforts have improved the housing conditions of the rural poor in their communities. Representative Bennie Thompson (MS) presented the award.

al_gold_13Al Gold has a vision – everyone deserves to have a decent place to live. Al has been enacting this vision as the Executive Director of the Community resources Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC) since 1975. Through his guidance, CRHDC has developed farmworker housing and housing for seniors and the disabled, and started a self-help housing program for rural families. In addition to his work at CRHDC, Al has shared is vision by founding and participating in economic development organizations, housing partnerships, and leadership development programs that support this goal.

“Al has always been a tireless activist for rural people and communities,” said Moises Loza, Executive Director at HAC. “His energy, passion and dedication inspire us all and HAC is proud to partner with someone who has accomplished amazing things for rural Colorado.”

Al accepted his award at a ceremony at the National Rural Housing Conference in Washington, D.C.

About the Housing Assistance Council

A national nonprofit corporation headquartered in Washington, D.C., and founded in 1971, the Housing Assistance Council helps local organizations build affordable homes in rural America by providing below-market financing, technical assistance, research, training and information services. HAC’s programs focus on local solutions, empowerment of the poor, reduced dependency, and self-help strategies. HAC is an equal opportunity lender.


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