The Federal Home Loans Bank of CincinnatiThe Board of Directors appointed four new members to the Company’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board and re-appointed two current members.
Debbie Watts Robinson has been named chairman and Natalie H. Harris has been named vice chairman Press release.
Watts is the CEO of Miami Valley Housing Opportunities in Dayton, OH, a non-profit primarily focused on creating permanent, supportive housing solutions for the homeless with mental illness, chemical addiction, and other disabilities in Montgomery County.
Harris is the executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville, KY, a nonprofit advocating advocacy, education and collaboration on homelessness.
Shawn Smith, Cassie Hudson, Amy Schaftlein and Dwayne Spencer have been appointed.
Smith is the interim executive director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) in Columbus, OH. He joined OHFA in 2019 after almost two decades as a state accountant and finance specialist. He has served in a variety of state government roles including Chief Operating Officer of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
Hudson is the director of Partnership Housing, Inc. in Booneville, KY. Partnership Housing, founded in 2005, aims to increase the number of safe, affordable, and decent housing for low- to middle-income residents in Owsley County, and to help those residents enjoy better lives.
Schaftlein is the managing director of United Housing, Inc. in Memphis, TN. As Managing Director of United Housing Inc., she oversees all aspects of the organization and works to bring home ownership to low- to middle-income families through financial literacy, mortgage lending, housing construction and renovation.
Spencer is the President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity in the greater Memphis area of Memphis, TN. He worked in this role for 19 years. Memphis Habitat was founded in 1983 with the aim of providing the city of Memphis with decent and affordable housing.