Austin, Texas Housing Authority Chair Elected as NAHRO Senior Vice President
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. (October 27, 2015) — Carl S. Richie, Jr., NCC, NAHRO Fellow and Chairman of the Austin (Texas) Housing Authority, has assumed a leadership position with the nation’s oldest housing and community development association. Richie was sworn in as Senior Vice President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in Los Angeles, Calif. on October 17, and will serve in that position for the next two years.
Richie is a former public housing resident, Congressional intern and an 18-year member of the Austin Housing Authority Board. He served three terms on the NAHRO Board of Governors and chaired the NAHRO Commissioners’ Committee; he was also a two-time delegate to the Tri-Country conferences and a volunteer lobbyist representing Texas NAHRO.
In his campaign statement, Richie stated, “As NAHRO Senior Vice President, I will combine my personal, professional and NAHRO experiences to fight for greater funding for public housing and community development programs, and fight to reduce unnecessary regulations while promoting locally-driven initiatives.”
“Carl is a housing and community development leader who will continue to push NAHRO’s agenda forward,” said NAHRO CEO Saul Ramirez, Jr. “I look forward to working with him.”
NAHRO, established in 1933, is a membership organization of 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals throughout the United States whose mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income. NAHRO's membership administers more than 3 million housing units for 7.6 million people.