Dedicated Advocate Brings Wealth of Experience to Further CAHEC’s Mission

RALEIGH, NC, April 17, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — CAHEC is pleased to welcome Stephen O’Conner, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. O’Connor has been profoundly active in addressing the challenges surrounding the crisis in affordable housing. His long history of advocacy – focused on promoting equitable housing opportunities through the development of inclusive communities to enhance the quality of life for diverse populations – directly aligns with CAHEC’s mission. Steve will augment the Board of Directors with his expertise extending across various sectors within the housing spectrum, including affordable housing finance, housing policy analysis, and land use planning.

Holding a Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy, Dr. O’Connor has assisted governmental agencies, political campaigns, and non-profit organizations in developing effective policy frameworks and practical interventions to address housing disparities. As an educator, Dr. O’Connor is committed to guiding aspiring developers, housing advocates, and policymakers, navigating the intricate overlap of housing, social equity, and public policy. Drawing from over three decades of impact in the housing industry, his vibrant teaching methodology and hands-on approach enrich the learning experience.

Dana Boole, President and CEO of CAHEC, shared that “Steve is a superb addition to CAHEC’s Board. His affordable housing experiences, passion for educating the next generation of leaders, and an outstanding network of real estate professionals will be a solid addition and contribute significantly to an already dynamic Board.”

CAHEC is a community investment organization that strengthens communities by providing affordable housing and supportive service initiatives to residents in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. CAHEC engages in diverse product areas, including low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, new markets tax credits, and renewable energy credits. Additionally, CAHEC offers loan programs, wellness and education initiatives for residents, affordable housing development, and property management services. To learn more about their contributions to affordable housing and surrounding communities, visit CAHEC’s website.

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