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Louisville Affordable Housing Trust names new executive director

Louisville, Ky. – The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board of Directors is happy to announce that Christie McCravy will join the LAHTF as the new Executive Director on March 23, 2016. McCravy has served as a past LAHTF board member and advocate over the past eight years of its existence.  McCravy shares that she supports the mission of the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund because she understands the impact it can make in the lives of thousands of Louisville residents.

McCravy has been involved in every aspect of community and housing development in Louisville, Kentucky for almost 20 years. Her experience includes both non-profit and for-profit development, a focus on rental and homeownership opportunities and a strong background in homeownership counseling, including serving for the past six years as the Director for Housing & Financial Empowerment with the Louisville Urban League.

Sadiqa Reynolds, CEO of the Louisville Urban League, said that, “Christie has been a tremendous asset to the Louisville Urban League and while we will miss seeing her every day, we look forward to continuing to work with her, strengthening the partnership with the fund and across the community in order to move the needle for those we are all serving. Her hire is a good move for our city.”

“We are so excited to have someone with such a breadth of housing knowledge and such dedication to our local community join us as the new LAHTF executive director,” said Natalie Harris, Chair of the Board of the LAHTF. “We know that she will effectively manage and leverage all funds allocated from our local government to allow this fund to begin addressing the great housing need in Louisville.”

About the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund

The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) was established by Metro Council in 2008 as an initiative to invest public funds to solve the affordable housing crisis for working families; for people on fixed incomes like seniors and people with serious disabilities; for young families starting out; for veterans; and for working people who spend more than 30% of their income on housing and utility costs. The Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances created the LAHTF as a private nonprofit agency authorized to receive and disburse monies to organizations dedicated to addressing the need for safe affordable homes in Louisville.