The Affordable Rental Housing A.C.T.I.O.N. Campaign is working hard to further the industry’s advocacy efforts. Stakeholders involved in the coalition include (from left) J.P. Delmore, federal legislative director at the National Association of Home Builders; Gira Bose, senior legislative and policy associate at the National Council of State Housing Agencies; Peter Lawrence, senior director of public policy and government affairs at Enterprise Community Partners; David Gasson, executive director of the Housing Advisory Group (HAG) and vice president of Boston Capital; and Jack Manning, president and CEO of Boston Capital and one of the founders of HAG.
From left, Vitus Group team members Scott Langan, Stephen Whyte, and Makani Maeva meet with Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at his office in Washington, D.C.
Mercy Housing California President Doug Shoemaker (left), Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi, and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee at the St. Anthony’s groundbreaking in the Tenderloin district at the end of January. “Developers should have a goal of having every senator and member of Congress visit their properties from their districts and states,” says Mercy’s Julie Gould.