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HOWARD SLAUGHTER, JR. (Courier File Photo)

HOWARD SLAUGHTER, JR. (Courier File Photo)

JENKINTOWN, PA–The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, a statewide coalition working to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have access to safe, decent and affordable homes, today announced that Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr. has been appointed as a new board member.

“I am honored to welcome such an experienced professional as Dr. Slaughter to the Board,” said Liz Hersh, Executive Director of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania. “Dr. Slaughter brings extensive expertise in the housing industry, community development and executive management to the Housing Alliance.

Dr. Slaughter joins the Housing Alliance Board after years of experience in the housing and banking industries. He served as the Regional Director of Fannie Mae?s Pittsburgh Business Center, assisting twenty four thousand individuals and families in becoming homeowners. He also received a Gubernatorial appointment from Governor Ed Rendell to the Board of The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, where he became Chairman of the Policy Committee. Dr. Slaughter was also Vice President and Community Reinvestment Act officer at Dollar Bank, where he led the bank to its first ever Outstanding CRA rating. Dr. Slaughter is currently President of Christian Management Enterprises, LLC; a minority business management consulting firm specializing in real estate and economic development, strategic planning, project management, financial literacy education, diversity training, fundraising and supplier diversity.

At present Dr. Slaughter is also serving on the Board of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority, where he received a Gubernatorial appointment from Governor Tom Corbett, as well as serving on the boards of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Mount Ararat Community Activity Center and the Howard Hanna Free Care Fund Foundation. He is a member of the Operational Committee of the Pennsylvania Community Development Bank and a member of the Pennsylvania Society.

Dr. Slaughter stated “I am pleased to add to the body of advocacy work already initiated for many years on behalf of Pennsylvania residents by the Housing Alliance. Ensuring safe and affordable housing promotes a methodology of inclusiveness and ensures stability in Pennsylvania?s growing and diversified housing market.”

For more information on the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania visit http://www.housingalliancepa.org

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