Eugene F. Ford
Eugene F. Ford (Emeritus) founded CPDC in 1989. His 45 years of experience as a developer, operator, and financier responding to public-purpose housing programs were the source of the vision for CPDC, while his early support of the organization enabled it to grow into financial stability.
Mr. Ford is founder and an owner or former owner of both Mid-City Financial Corporation (MCF) and Edgewood Management Corporation (EMC). He was a Managing Partner of Mid-City Legacy, which developed seven (7) HOPE VI projects in five cities. MCF currently serves as managing general partner in approximately 40 partnerships owning multi-family properties. EMC currently manages 20,000 apartments in 114 communities in 16 states. Mr. Ford was founder and chairman of the Institute for Responsible Housing Preservation and served on the board of Victory Housing, a non-profit specializing in the development and ownership of housing for frail elderly persons. He is a former board member of the Advisory Board of the Federal National Mortgage Association, Washington Urban League, Washington Metropolitan YMCA, and Housing Policy Commission of the State of Maryland. Mr. Ford was chairman of the Governors’ Committee on Policy for Housing Working Families in Maryland.
Mr. Ford has received national recognition for his public service, in particular his progressive approaches to affordable housing ownership and management, including the Federal Housing Commissioner’s Award from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Housing Person of the Year Award by the National Housing Conference (1989), the Private Sector Award of the Montgomery County Affordable Housing Conference, the Dean’s of George Washington University School of Business, and Public Management Award for Outstanding Service to the District of Columbia.
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