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Nancy Rase

Nancy Rase is the principal of Nancy Rase Consulting Services, LLC. The business was created in October 2015 to provide consulting services to housing organizations and public agencies involved in the affordable housing industry.

Nancy is a co-founder and the former president and CEO of Homes for America, Inc. She remains as an emeritus director of the organization. During her tenure from September 1994 through October 2015, HFA developed or preserved 75 rental communities with over 6,000 apartment homes in the Mid-Atlantic states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware.

Prior to HFA, Nancy was with the Maryland Community Development Administration for 16 years where she served as the agency’s deputy director, director of housing development programs, and director of rehabilitation programs. She also worked for seven years in local government as the assistant manager at the Housing Authority of the city of Hagerstown.

Nancy has served on many boards during her career and currently is on the boards of Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) and is a past President; Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition; Arundel Community Development Services, Inc.; and Chesapeake Neighbors (an affiliate of the ARC of the Central Chesapeake). She has also served on the Development Review Committee of Volunteers of America, the Investment and Asset Management Committee of the Housing Partnership Network and the Loan Committees of the Housing Partnership Loan Fund and Housing Partnership Ventures.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Baltimore.

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