Maureen Friar Replaces Conrad Egan as President, CEO of NHC

Maureen Friar has been named president and CEO of the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC). Friar has established a distinguished and successful career in the housing field.

Maureen Friar

Washington, D.C.–Maureen Friar has been named president and CEO of the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC). Friar has established a distinguished and successful career in the housing field.

She has also built a strong and engaged membership organization at the Supportive Housing Network of New York where she previously served as executive director for 14 years. In that position, her accomplishments included: coordinating advocacy campaigns that resulted in $1 billion in funding from both New York City and the state of New York to create more than 10,000 units of supportive housing; developing and sharing innovative, cost-effective strategies to end chronic homelessness; and more than tripling the organization’s membership base.
“Friar brings the right mix of leadership, advocacy, management, and passion for housing to NHC,” says NHC Chair Dan Nissenbaum. “Her experience also represents a clear understanding that decent, affordable housing is integral to ensuring thriving, successful families and communities.”

Friar most recently served as a marketing consultant to the National Equity Fund, the largest nonprofit investor in federal low-income housing tax credits, and as a fundraising consultant to Community Access, a New York nonprofit agency that provides supportive housing, employment training and advocacy for persons with psychiatric disabilities.

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing honored her with the Advocate of the Year Award for Excellence in 2006. In addition, she received the Nonprofit Sector Achievement Award from the National Alliance to End Homelessness in 2003, as well as the Regional Best Practices Award in 2000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Friar succeeds Conrad Egan who has been with NHC for nearly 12 years.

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