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NCSHA Names Rieman as Interim Executive Director

Published on January 1, 2018

Garth Rieman, Interim Executive Director of NCSHAWASHINGTON, DC — The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Board of Directors has named Garth Rieman interim executive director of the association, effective January 1, 2018.

Rieman has worked at NCSHA for almost 25 years, most recently as the director of Housing Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives. In that role, he helped NCSHA formulate and execute its policies on the Housing Credit, Housing Bonds, housing finance reform, federal appropriations, and other affordable housing issues and led NCSHA’s advocacy efforts.

Previously, Rieman worked for the U.S. Senate Housing Subcommittee, National Association of Realtors, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He is a graduate of Pomona College and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Former executive director Barbara J. Thompson stepped down on December 31 after 30 years with NCSHA, serving the last 16 years in the role of executive director.

NCSHA’s Board of Directors approved Rieman’s appointment on December 4 during a meeting in Washington, DC.

About the National Council of State Housing Agencies 
NCSHA is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan association that advocates on behalf of HFAs before Congress and the Administration for affordable housing resources. NCSHA represents virtually every state HFA and the HFAs of the District of Columbia, New York City, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCSHA’s membership also includes more than 300 affordable housing industry partners. Learn more at

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