McIver, Pearl, Roope and VanAmerongen Join Housing Advisory Group’s Executive Committee

McIver, Pearl, Roope and VanAmerongen Join Housing Advisory Group’s Executive Committee

The Housing Advisory Group (HAG) is pleased to announce the appointments of Diana McIver, Ray Pearl, Caleb Roope and Deborah VanAmerongen to its Executive Committee. The HAG is led by Chairman Bob Moss of Cohn Reznick and Executive Director David Gasson of Boston Capital. McIver, Pearl, Roope and VanAmerongen join housing leaders Laura Burns of Eagle Point Companies and Mike Novogradac of Novogradac and Company, LLP.

“These four affordable housing champions will be tremendous assets to the Housing Advisory Group’s leadership,” said Bob Moss, Chairman of the HAG. “They join the executive committee at an exciting time as we push for passage of affordable housing legislation that will create hundreds of thousands of affordable homes for families, seniors, veterans and individuals across the country. Their passion for the constituencies served by affordable housing communities will complement the existing expertise of our membership.”

Diana McIver, President/Owner of DMA Companies, has been involved in the real estate industry, specializing in affordable housing, for 40 years. She founded DMA Development Company, LLC, DMA Properties, LLC, and DMA Property Advisors, LLC, as well as precursors Diana McIver & Associates, Inc. and Conroy & McIver. She serves as the General Partner in more than 25 housing partnerships, totaling more than 2200 apartments, and has assisted smaller organizations with capacity building.

Ray Pearl, executive director of the California Housing Consortium, is responsible for leading the premier “big tent” housing advocacy organization representing the development, building, financial, and public sectors united in a non-partisan effort to advance affordable housing and community development across California. Prior to joining the Consortium, Ray spent many years in the private sector working in the government affairs and land use planning departments of two major Southern California development companies. Pearl also serves as president of the Council of Independent State Housing Associations (CISHA).

Caleb Roope is the founder and CEO of The Pacific Companies, interrelated companies in the areas of development, finance, architecture, and construction. He has over 20 years of professional real estate experience with a concentration in affordable housing development, and over his career has successfully constructed more than 160 apartment communities for lower and moderate income families and senior citizens. Caleb has extensive experience producing assets that combine the resources and priorities of the public and private sectors such as federal low-income housing tax credit projects, inclusionary multifamily housing developments, and public charter schools.

Deborah VanAmerongen is a strategic policy advisor in Nixon Peabody’s Affordable Housing practice group. She works with attorneys in the firm and clients, including developers, owners, managers, and funders to craft creative solutions to issues relative to affordable housing development and preservation. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) and on the Board of the Supportive Housing Network of NY (SHNNY). Deborah is the former Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.

About the Housing Advisory Group (HAG):

The Housing Advisory Group (HAG) is dedicated to protecting and improving affordable housing programs. Its membership largely consists of non-profit and for-profit affordable housing developers, but also includes members of state affordable housing associations as well as accountants, attorneys, institutional investors, and other professionals involved in the industry.

The HAG is expanding its advocacy base, engaging the recently formed Council of Independent State Housing Associations (CISHA) as well as building coalitions, and growing its HAG membership. Working with members of the ACTION Campaign, HAG leaders are focused on passing the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019. This milestone legislation will add significant resources toward affordable housing production and make programmatic changes to the LIHTC that will produce efficiencies and foster expansion of affordable housing in more areas of the country. Learn more about the HAG.
For more information:

Bob Moss, Chairman
Housing Advisory Group
207-232-7150
bmoss@housingadvisorygroup.org

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