ULI Announces 2014 Housing Leaders Scholarship Recipients

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For more information, contact: Robert Krueger at 202/624-7051

WASHINGTON (May 8, 2014) – Today the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing has announced the names of 14 men and women chosen as this year’s Housing Leaders Scholarship winners. Scholarship recipients will have their registrations expenses covered for this month’s Housing Opportunity 2014: Healthy Housing, Healthy Places conference in Denver, Colorado.

The Housing Leaders Scholarship Program was created this year through the generous support of J. Ronald Terwilliger, former ULI chairman and chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential. The new program will provide registration scholarships to a selected class of leaders each year to support their participation at the annual Housing Opportunity conference through 2017. The goal of the scholarship program — aimed at housing leaders employed in the public and not-for-profit sectors and directly engaged with housing development, policy, or practice – is to offset the registration costs that might prevent professionals in the public and non-profit sectors from attending the Housing Opportunity conference.

Winners of the 2014 ULI Housing Leaders Scholarships are the following:

  • Mairi Albertson, City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Catherine Cox Blair, Natural Resources Defense Council, Denver, Colorado
  • Shayne Brady, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region VIII, Denver, Colorado
  • Samaria Crews, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities, Denver, Colorado
  • Kim Duty, National Multifamily Housing Council, Denver, Colorado
  • Maureen Friar, Community Access, New York, New York
  • Hammad Graham, New York City Housing Development Corporation, New York, New York
  • Roger Herzog, Community Economic Development Assistance Corp. (CEDAC), Boston, Massachusetts
  • Amanda Nogic, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Tony Pickett, Urban Land Conservancy, Denver, Colorado
  • Michelle Pyne, Global Green USA, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Lew S. Schulman, Builders of Hope, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Doug Snyder, Volunteers of America, Denver, Colorado
  • Kory Whitaker, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Denver, Colorado

This year’s conference takes place May 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver. Programming focuses on how healthy design intersects with the housing industry goal of expanding opportunities for residential development. The conference lineup includes national experts on residential development and housing policy, in addition to panels covering a range of industry issues.

Housing Opportunity 2014  is the institute’s premier housing event and regularly attracts a diverse mix of private and nonprofit real estate developers, public officials, urban and regional planners, housing advocates, smart growth and sustainability experts, architects, investors and lenders, and real estate agents.

NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS:  Details on the Housing Leaders Scholarship recipients can be found on the ULI website. To request a complimentary press pass to the conference, contact Robert Krueger, ULI director of public relations and social media, at rkrueger@uli.org.  More information on the conference program and keynote speakers can be found at the Housing Opportunity 2014 website.

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 32,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

About the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing
The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing engages in a multifaceted program of work that furthers the development of mixed-income, mixed-use communities with a full spectrum of housing affordability. The center was established in 2007 by J. Ronald Terwilliger, former ULI chairman and chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential.