NHC Names Terwilliger as Housing Person of the Year; Rep. Barney Frank Receives Public Service Award

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorWashington, D.C.–The National Housing Conference (NHC) recently honored J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman of both Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) and Habitat for Humanity International, with the 2009 “Housing Person of the Year” Award at its 37th Annual Gala. The award recognizes Terwilliger’s efforts in providing housing that is affordable to all,…

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorWashington, D.C.–The National Housing Conference (NHC) recently honored J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman of both Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) and Habitat for Humanity International, with the 2009 “Housing Person of the Year” Award at its 37th Annual Gala. The award recognizes Terwilliger’s efforts in providing housing that is affordable to all, and in particular, for his ongoing commitment to multifamily and workforce housing. Terwilliger is past chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In 2007, he made a $5 million gift to ULI to establish the ULI J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing, which was created to mobilize the private sector to increase the production of mixed-income, workforce housing located near centers of employment and transit. He also made a $5 million gift to Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., that same year to create the Enterprise Terwilliger Fund, which produces 2,000 affordable homes annually. “It is an honor to be named NHC’s ‘Housing Person of the Year,” says Terwilliger. “Having spent more than three decades in the real estate industry, I have witnessed the continued need for safe, decent and affordable housing. I remain deeply committed to building strong, vibrant communities for America’s working families.” President and CEO of NHC Conrad Egan, says, “This award recognizes Terwilliger’s outstanding leadership in providing multifamily and workforce housing. In particular, his commitment to helping ensure housing that is affordable to all near centers of employment and transit. His numerous contributions to the housing community throughout the years have shaped, and will have a critical impact on, the affordable housing landscape and communities of the future.” In addition, NHC presented U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) with the “Carl A. S. Coan, Sr. Public Service Award,” which was established in 1984 and is named after Carl A. S. Coan, Sr. He was widely regarded as one of the most effective housing staff directors on Capitol Hill.

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