Journal of Housing & Community Development

Congratulations to the 2023 NAHRO-LDG Scholars

December 22, 2023

NAHRO is pleased to announce the 2023 NAHRO-LDG Scholarship cohort! Presented at the 2023 National Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, the NAHRO-LDG Scholarship is a 10-year venture that will provide $1 million in scholarships and internship opportunities funded by award-winning multi-family housing developer LDG Development.

LDG Scholars are announced at the 2023 National Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. Pictured from left to right: Christi Lanier-Robinson (LDG Development), Ja’Keasia Pittman (scholar), Ebony Gee (scholar), Patricia Wells (NAHRO President 2021-23), Mark Thiele (NAHRO CEO), Anna Judge (NAHRO Housing America Advisory Committee Chair) and George Guy (NAHRO Senior VP 2021-23).

The 2023 NAHRO LDG Scholars are:

Ja’Keasia Pittman

South Mississippi Housing Authority

Southeastern Region

Attending Pearl River Community College, studying Nursing

Ebony Gee

Bethlehem Housing Authority (PA)

Middle Atlantic Region

Attending Cedar Crest College, studying Nuclear Medicine Technology

Jaqueline Fernandez

Cameron County Housing Authority (TX)

Southwest Region

Attending University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, studying Nursing

NAHRO-LDG Scholars are selected — by a panel of judges from the Housing America Advisory Committee and LDG Development — from the NAHRO Merit College Scholarship winners, who are submitted by each region.

The 2023 NAHRO Merit College Scholarship winners are:

  • Emily Cooper, Wethersfield Housing Authority (New England Region)
  • Ebony Gee, Bethlehem Housing Authority (Middle Atlantic Region)
  • Ja’Keasia Pittman, South Mississippi Housing Authority (Southeastern Region)
  • Magdelene Swartz, Port Huron Housing Commission (North Central Region)
  • Jaqueline Fernandez, Cameron County Housing Authority (Southwest Region)
  • Carlos Rodriguez, Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (Pacific Southwest Region)

For more information on NAHRO’s scholarship programs, please visit

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