WASHINGTON, DC — The National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Board of Directors announced today that housing and economic development expert Stockton Williams has been appointed Executive Director, effective April 2.
Williams comes to NCSHA from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), where he serves as Executive Vice President of Content and Executive Director of the Terwilliger Center for Housing. While at ULI, he has had executive management responsibility for research and analysis on housing and communities, real estate finance and investment, urban sustainability, and development practice. He is an author and frequent media commentator on housing issues and an advisor to local communities across the United States.
Before joining ULI, Williams was Managing Principal of HR&A Advisors’ Washington, D.C., office. He previously served as Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Energy. He has also held senior leadership positions at Enterprise Community Partners, Living Cities, NCSHA, and with an affordable housing developer.
Williams is Chairman of the Board of Groundswell, a community solar organization serving low-income communities. He holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Princeton University.
“We are very pleased to have Stockton lead NCSHA into the future. The NCSHA Search Committee, which included a majority of NCSHA’s Board, was unanimous in choosing Stockton,” said President Grant S. Whitaker. “He has impressive credentials and talent. We all agreed he will add tremendous value leading NCSHA’s advocacy and education efforts.”
Commenting on his new position, Williams said, “I am deeply honored by the opportunity to rejoin NCSHA and the housing finance agency community at a time when the states’ role in solving our nation’s housing challenges is more important than ever.”
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