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November 8, 2017 – CEO Crawford to serve on Transit and Affordability Taskforce.

The Housing Fund Appoints Marshall Crawford New President/CEO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 9, 2017) – The Housing Fund has named Marshall E. Crawford, Jr. as its new president and chief executive officer.

Crawford, 51, most recently served as president of the housing and multifamily development division of Community Ventures Corporation in Lexington, KY.

The Housing Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and creative leadership to help individuals and communities create and maintain affordable and healthy places in which low- and moderate-income people can live.

“Marshall brings a vast amount of experience and a ton of enthusiasm to The Housing Fund, and we are looking forward to continuing with our mission of providing affordable housing and supporting affordable communities in Nashville and the state,” said Doug Lesky, chairman of the THF board of directors.

Crawford will assume his duties later this month, replacing Joan Davis, who has served as interim director for the past year.

“Having spent some time in Nashville over the course of my career, I am very excited to return to this city and be part of all the wonderful things that are happening,” Crawford said.

Crawford’s experience includes stints with NeighborWorks America as senior director for the Southern Region from 2003 to 2016, the Office of Thrift Supervision for the Department of the Treasury from 1999 to 2003, loan officer with Prudential Savings Bank in 1999 and small business loan officer with the Small Business Administration. He worked in Nashville in 1995 at then Third National Bank.

Crawford served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1992 as a logistics specialist, with station postings in Fort Knox, Ky., and Nuremberg, Germany.  Crawford, a 1995 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance,  received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2006. He  also earned an executive leadership certification from Georgetown University in 2016.

The Housing Fund Hires Experienced Lender

Nicole Robben joins The Housing Fund from Milwaukee, WI.  Nicole brings a wealth of experience as a lender; she spent several years with LISC in Milwaukee, WI.  Her positive attitude and commitment to housing and community development will be a major asset for the Nashville environment and the entire state of Tennessee.

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Marshall Crawford, CEO, serves as Master of Ceremonies for Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce

August 14, 2017 – The goal of Pitch Nashville is to connect ambitious innovators with the people that can make their idea a reality. By leveraging our relationships with influential members of the community, and mobilizing an excited group of young professionals, the Nashville Junior Chamber aims to provide momentum and a tangible solution towards the affordable housing crisis in Nashville.

Eight talented presenters or teams of presenters will make an eight minute presentation on how they plan to solve Affordable Housing in Nashville in front of a live audience of key influencers and an expert panel of judges. These judges will then decide on a winner who will receive access to a number of community leaders already working on the problem who have Judges include Adriane Bond Harris (formerly from The Housing Fund, now with The Mayors Office), David Plazas (The Tennessean), Bill Freeman (CEO, Freeman Webb), and Eddie Latimer (CEO, Affordable Housing Resources).  Current sponsors include First Community Bank, Wagon Wheel Title, Civil Site Design Group, and Accurate Mortgage.  They’re expecting 150-200 attendees.

Terry Woodall, The Housing Fund – New Board Member for Dismas House, Inc. 

September 25, 2017 – Dismas was pleased to induct new members to the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board this past August at the Annual Business Meeting. New and returning members had a chance to review the exciting year ahead for Dismas House and learn about future initiatives for the organization in the upcoming fiscal year.


THF Board of Directors and Staff Engage in Strategic Planning

September 29, 2017 – Board and Staff engage in strategic planning process at Habitat For Humanity’s new office.  The strategic planning process is just another step for the organization as it continues a transformational process to ensure the sustainability of longstanding CDFI.

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