This week’s ChangeMaker is Adrianne Todman. Adrianne created an award-winning model to house homeless veterans as the Executive Director at the DC Housing Authority. Today, Adrianne is the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. She leads a group of nearly 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals who house eight million people throughout the country.
About Adrianne Todman:
Adrianne is the CEO of NAHRO, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. NAHRO, established in 1933, is a Washington, D.C.-based membership organization of almost 20,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals who house nearly eight million people throughout the country. In the first two years of her tenure, she has focused on cultivating a strong association with a member-focused culture. Working with the NAHRO team, she has expanded professional development offerings for members, increased NAHRO’s advocacy campaign participation by 139 percent, more than doubled NAHRO’s media mentions, and improved NAHRO’s financial standing and business operations. Ms. Todman has appeared in numerous industry convenings, and has been called upon as an expert witness before the U.S. House of Representative’s Financial Services Committee to discuss the country’s housing infrastructure, and other affordable housing issues.
Before joining NAHRO, Ms. Todman served as the Executive Director at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) from 2009-2017. At DCHA, Ms. Todman created a national award-winning model to house homeless veterans, increased homeownership opportunities by 50 percent, increased the number of affordable units available for low-income families, and oversaw 12 concurrent large redevelopment efforts. She prioritized youth empowerment programs, workforce development, and commissioned the first citywide needs assessment of public housing residents. Prior to her tenure at DCHA, Ms. Todman served as a policy aide in the Office of the Secretary at HUD and also managed HUD’s $500 million grant competition that focused on the redevelopment of aged public housing communities. She has also served as a legislative director in the U.S. House of Representatives where she worked on education, labor, and transportation issues.
Hosted By: Katie Goar