Lori Givens Little Named President and Chief Executive Officer of National Affordable Housing Trust

Columbus, OH. Monday, October 30, 2017.  Lori Givens Little has been selected as President and CEO of National Affordable Housing Trust (NAHT), the first non-profit low income housing tax credit syndicator in the country. Ms. Little succeeds James Bowman, who is retiring after serving as President and CEO of the organization since 1998. 

Ms. Little, who will be the fourth President and CEO in NAHT’s 31-year history, is an experienced affordable housing industry professional who brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to the role.  The NAHT Board promoted her to the CEO position from her role as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Investor Relations.  NAHT is an affiliate of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF).

NAHT Board Chairperson Bev Bates, who is also Senior Vice President for Development for The Community Builders, said, “We are thrilled that Lori accepted the position, and we are confident that she will lead NAHT with integrity and vision.  Not only is Lori a seasoned industry professional, but she brings a deep commitment to the mission for which both SAHF and NAHT were created: to lead innovation in preserving and expanding the supply of quality affordable rental homes for low-income families and seniors throughout the United States.”  Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO of SAHF, added, “At her very core, Lori is committed to SAHF’s mission to support rental homes that expand opportunity and promote dignity for residents.  Her incredible work on the Strong Families Fund, a groundbreaking approach to combining tax credit syndication and resident service coordination support, is a testament to her personal and professional commitment.”

Ms. Little joined NAHT in 2002, holding numerous syndication roles and leading the Originations and Syndication teams.  Ms. Little has worked with her team to negotiate and place more than $1 billion in investor equity.  Before NAHT, she served as Vice President of Operations for JPMorgan Chase.  She has also held positions at Associates Financial Services of North America and Blalack & Williams, LLP.  Ms. Little holds a JD from Baylor School of Law and received a BA from Abilene Christian University. 

Ms. Little shared, “I am humbled to take the leadership role at NAHT following such a transformative leader.  Jim took a fledgling company with a big vision and changed it into a national syndicator serving investors and the key SAHF developers.  I am excited to continue to work with these exemplary developers, our existing investors, and new partners who share our determination to improve people’s lives through housing and services.”

About NAHT and SAHF

NAHT, an affiliate of SAHF, is a nonprofit low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) syndicator, specialized financial intermediary and development advisory firm.  SAHF is a collaborative of thirteen of the nation’s leading nonprofits and together, SAHF and NAHT have a mission of leading policy and financial innovation and excellence in the preservation, development and delivery of affordable rental homes that provide opportunity and promote dignity for residents.  NAHT raises LIHTC equity from national and regional investors and provides that investor equity to SAHF Members and other nonprofit developers and owners of affordable housing.  NAHT also offers development advisory services to nonprofits needing assistance with low income housing tax credit applications and secondary sources of proceeds.  NAHT’s mission is to lead financial innovation in the preservation and development of affordable multifamily rental housing that offers residents a safe, affordable and quality place to call home. 

For Media Inquiries contact – Heather Holland, hholland@naht.org (614)917-2864