Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr. Re-appointed to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Board
(HARRISBURG) Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., has been unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate for re-appointment to the Board of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Governor Edward G. Rendell recommended Dr. Slaughter for re-appointment in October. His new term will run through July 20, 2013.
Dr. Slaughter is Chief Executive Officer of Landmarks Community Capital Corporation of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, providing funding for housing and economic development activities in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia. He was formerly Director of Fannie Mae’s Pittsburgh Community Business Center.
Senator Jay Costa of Pittsburgh expressed his pleasure at the appointment. “This is tremendous. Howard Slaughter brings to this position a fine sense of Western Pennsylvania’s needs for housing and development,” Costa said. “His record of securing the capital that makes meeting those needs possible is unsurpassed.”
At Fannie Mae Dr. Slaughter worked with local housing partnerships to help 24,000 low- and moderate-income families become homeowners. Before that he was Director of Preservation Services for the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, and held important positions in Equibank and Dollar Bank.
Brian A. Hudson, Sr., PHFA’s Executive Director and CEO, also praised the re-appointment. “His extensive background in housing, finance, neighborhood revitalization and economic development are valuable assets to the Commonwealth,” Hudson stated. “I am tremendously gratified that Governor Rendell re-appointed Howard Slaughter to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Board and that the Senate confirmed that action.”
Dr. Slaughter is a member of the Board of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, and the Board of Visitors at Robert Morris University, and has received a number of local, regional and national awards for charitable and community service.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Commonwealth’s leading provider of capital for affordable homes and apartments, is governed by a 14 member Board. Since its creation in 1972, it has generated more than eight billion dollars for 140,000 single family mortgage loans and 80,000 rental units, while saving the homes of nearly 41,000 families from foreclosure.