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Jennifer McAllister joins the Housing Assistance Council as Development Manager

Contact: Dan Stern

Jennifer McCallisterJennifer McAllisterWashington, DC, May 15, 2019 – The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is pleased to announce that Jennifer McAllister will join HAC as its first Development Manager. She .

Jennifer joins HAC with nearly 15 years of experience raising funds and creating lasting partnerships for national nonprofits. Most recently she led NeighborWorks America’s Resource Development Division, overseeing its daily operations and managing national partnerships. She also championed efforts to grow the fundraising capacity of the local community development organizations that make up the NeighborWorks network. Prior to that, Jennifer served as Director of Corporate Development at Manna, Inc., where she led all fundraising and communications efforts for the organization, including corporate and foundation partnership development, individual donor engagement and solicitation, and managed a revolving loan fund. Jennifer is a Pennsylvania native and received her undergraduate degree from Temple University.

“I am delighted that Jennifer will join the HAC team. She has a well-earned reputation among the funders and supporters of community development for her honest and thoughtful approach and dedication to mission,” said HAC CEO David Lipsetz.

About the Housing Assistance Council
The Housing Assistance Council helps build homes and communities across rural America. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., HAC is a national nonprofit and a certified community development financial institution dedicated to helping local rural organizations build affordable homes by providing below-market financing, technical assistance, training, research, and information services. To learn more, visit www.ruralhome.org.


HAC Names Shonterria Charleston Director of Training and Technical Assistance

Jeff MosleyThe Housing Assistance Council would like to thank Jeff Mosley for over nine years of service to rural America at HAC. As the Director of HAC’s Training and Technical Assistance Division, he helped guide thousands of person-hours and millions of dollars to develop communities in need. Jeff leaves for New Zealand as a 2018 Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy, a prestigious opportunity. Jeff’s work will focus on how underserved communities access capital for developing affordable housing and community facilities, while also looking at capacity building support resources for community-led organizations.

Shonterria CharlestonHAC is also pleased to announce that our own Shonterria Charleston will step into the Director of Technical Assistance and Training position. In a career spanning several positions at HAC, Shonterria has brought tremendous knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to her work. In her most recent position as Program and Training Manager, she oversaw HAC’s RCDI program, Veterans Initiative and training activities. Having served in the Army, Shonterria champions and cares deeply about the many issues and challenges veterans encounter. She also speaks movingly about how her role as a mom and daughter deepens her commitment to rural housing and social issues.

As the Director, Shonterria will supervise the division and HAC’s regional offices. She will direct our work on site in rural communities; and manage various grants and initiatives from her office in Georgia. Shonterria will also lead us in preparing for HAC’s 2018 national conference.

David Lipsetz, HAC’s Executive Director, said, “I have no doubt that her enthusiasm and professional talent will continue to serve HAC well, strengthen our relationships with rural-serving partners and allow us to effectively serve the needs of rural communities.”

Please join the HAC in welcoming Shonterria into this new role.

David Lipsetz, President & CEO

David Lipsetz - HAC CEO - Headshot

David Lipsetz is the President and CEO at the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) and a leading expert in affordable housing and sustainable community development. David came to HAC after holding several White House-appointed positions, most recently serving as the Associate Administrator for Rural Housing and Community Facilities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA.) His office oversaw policy development and program administration of more than $100 billion in direct lending, mortgage guarantees, grants and technical assistance for community and economic development in rural America.

Prior to USDA, David was at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD,) where he served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Public and Indian Housing, and as an Acting Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary. Prior to HUD, David managed policy, large-scale initiatives and organizational development for housing agencies in New York City and Oakland, CA. He also worked for the San Francisco Bay Area’s regional planning authority; and Dresden, Germany’s Institute for Ecological and Regional Development. His career began as a Legislative Assistant for domestic policy issues in the Office of U.S. Congressman John Dingell.

David was born and raised in Ohio. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Michigan State University, and Master’s degrees in Sociology and City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University. He currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife and kids.

Annual Report 2018

About HAC

What is HAC?

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has been helping local organizations build affordable homes in rural America since 1971. HAC assists in the development of both single- and multi-family homes and promotes homeownership for working low-income rural families through a self-help, “sweat equity” construction method by emphasizing local solutions, empowerment of people in poverty, reduced dependence, and self-help strategies. HAC offers services to public, nonprofit, and private organizations throughout the rural United States and maintains a special focus on high-need groups and regions, such as: Indian country, the Mississippi Delta, farmworkers, the Southwest border colonias, and Appalachia.

HAC is a nonprofit corporation located in Washington, DC with regional offices in the southeast, midwest, and southwest.

HAC’s Mission

The mission of the Housing Assistance Council is to improve housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest of the poor in the most rural places.

2018 Annual Report

Annual Report 2018HAC is pleased to present the 2018 Annual Report, which looks back at our accomplishments and those of our partner organizations over the last year.

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