Michael Bodaken serves both as President of the National Housing Trust and of the National Housing Trust Community Development Fund, NHTCDF. The Trust is a winner of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.
The Trust engages in preservation policy, affordable housing development and lending. The Trust is committed to a ‘balanced approach’ to fair housing, which promotes access to high opportunity communities through mobility and ensures that residents who remain in neighborhoods experiencing distress have access to resources and investments that improve their housing and neighborhoods.
Mr. Bodaken has been largely responsible for growing the organization in becoming a leader in the field of affordable housing and advocating for “Green Preservation” urging the targeting of resources for energy efficient affordable housing. The Trust has financed and preserved over 25,000 affordable homes throughout the nation, involving over $1 billion in financing. NHT Community Development Fund provides low interest loans to preservation developers across the U.S. NHT/Enterprise owns and operates 3,400 affordable apartments in eight states and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Bodaken is the convener of the National Preservation Working Group, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Housing Conference. He serves on the board of directors of Homes for America, Housing Justice Center and Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF). He is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist at affordable housing industry events.