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NYU Washington, DC and Friendship Place will co-host an evening panel discussion on issues surroudning those experiencing homelessness. The panelists include Jeffery R. Hayward, Executive Vice President, Fannie Mae, Joe LeMense, Managing Director, United Bank’s Non-Profit and Community Development Group, Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Sue Marshall, Founding Executive Director, The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, Patrick McAnaney, Project Manager, Sommerset, and Ray Suarez, American Broadcast Journalist (CAS '85).
The panelists will discuss the journey a family may take from short-term housing to voucher-supported housing programs, and to low-cost options in the area. The goal of this evening's program is to discuss how non-profit organizations, advocates, and corporations can work together to facilitate that journey.
Please note that this program may be filmed and/or photographed.
Jeffery R. Hayward is Fannie Mae's Executive Vice President and Head of Multifamily, reporting to the President. Mr. Hayward is responsible for all of the company's multifamily business functions. Fannie Mae's Multifamily Division is the leading source of financing and securitization for quality rental housing in the United States, in every market, for every income level, every day. Multifamily serves a wide spectrum of the market, including conventional, rent-restricted, cooperatives, seniors, student housing, and manufactured housing communities, and finances all loan sizes, from a $1 million single-asset loan to a $1 billion structured transaction facility. Fannie Mae's multifamily business is executed through a Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) lender network and is the only risk-sharing model in the country. In addition, Mr. Hayward leads the company's efforts on Affordable Housing. He began serving in this role in January 2012.
Previously, Mr. Hayward was Senior Vice President – National Servicing Organization. He was responsible for the company's relationships with mortgage servicers and the retained attorney network, with a focus on curtailing credit losses.
Mr. Hayward also led Fannie Mae's Community Lending organization and was responsible for five business areas providing debt and equity financing to help increase and preserve the nation's supply of affordable rental and for-sale housing. In this role, he managed the company's overall relationship with the Housing Finance Agencies and worked closely with the National Council of State Housing Agencies and its members. Additionally, he led this organization's efforts to create housing for the homeless, invest in rural and Native American communities, and rebuild along the Gulf Coast.
Since joining Fannie Mae in 1987, Mr. Hayward has served as the company's Senior Mortgage-Backed Securities Negotiator; Director of Marketing; Director of Quality Control; Vice President – Single-Family Risk Management in Washington, D.C.; Vice President – Single-Family Operations in the Northeastern Regional Office; Vice President – Single-Family Mortgage Business; and Senior Vice President – Single-Family National Business Center.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hayward was Vice President – Production at Star States Mortgage Corporation and Assistant Vice President – Residential Lending at Germantown Savings Bank.
Mr. Hayward has a bachelor of science in business management from Widener University.
Joe LeMense is Managing Director of United Bank’s Non-Profit and Community Development Group. Joe has over thirty-seven years of diversified commercial banking experience in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. His areas of expertise include low income affordable housing, owner-occupied commercial real estate lending, asset based lending, tax exempt public charter and private secondary school and nonprofit association finance.
In the past ten years Joe has financed the renovation and preservation of hundreds of units of affordable housing in the District utilizing conventional, taxable and tax-exempt bond construction and permanent financing. In this capacity he has partnered with District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Authority as well as noted national Low Income Housing
Tax Credit and New Market Tax Credit syndicators and advisory and project management firms.
Joe has served as an Adrian Fenty mayoral appointee to the DC Public Charter Schools Credit Enhancement Fund Committee which decisions applications for loans and other forms of financial assistance for eligible public charter schools for the construction,
acquisition, renovation, and/or maintenance of school facilities.
Joe is a fifth generation Washingtonian and a fourth generation Georgetown University “Hoya”. He followed up his Georgetown undergraduate degree with graduate work in finance at George Washington University. He has lectured on various topics ranging from community association lending practices, techniques of biotech and non-profit bond finance and affordable housing finance.
Joe received the Manna Inc. American Dream Award in 2015 for his support of affordable housing efforts in Washington DC. In 2018 Joe received national honorable mention for the American Banking Association Foundation’s George Bailey Distinguished Service Award for his work in affordable housing.
He and his wife Catherine live in Chevy Chase DC, have three grown children, and two wonderful grandchildren.
Nan Roman is President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a public education, advocacy, and capacity-building organization in the United States. She is a leading national voice on the issue of homelessness. Under her guidance, the
Alliance has successfully identified and promoted innovative strategies for ending homelessness that have been adopted by communities across the country.
Ms. Roman works closely with members of Congress and the Administration, as well as with officials and advocates at the state and local levels. She collaborates with Alliance partners to educate the public about homelessness and its solutions. She has researched and written on the issue of homelessness, regularly speaks at events around the country and internationally, and frequently serves as an expert on the issue for the media.
Her unique perspective on homelessness and its solutions comes from extensive local and national experience in the areas of housing, poverty and community-based organizations.
Sue Marshall is the founding Executive Director of The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, a nonprofit public/private partnership in the District of
Columbia. The Community Partnership has managed the District of Columbia homeless Continuum of Care for more than thirty years pursuant to a competitively procured contract with the District of Columbia Department of Human Services. In 1994, as the recipient of the first national HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) demonstration grant in the amount of $20 million, the Community Partnership was the principal architect for the
District’s continuum of care for homeless residents. In its role as the managing entity for
the District of Columbia continuum of care, the Partnership has worked collaboratively
with government, community organizations, and homeless service providers and advocates to create a performance-based system with quantitative and qualitative measures and reporting requirements. Currently, the Partnership administers more than $100 million of publicly funded services to the homeless in the District on an annual basis. The Community Partnership’s
program portfolio includes a full array of programs and services including emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing, rapid rehousing programs, prevention and case management services. Sue also has an extensive history of public service, including 8 years as the Vice Chair of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency. She has served as Chief of Staff of
the DC Department of Human Services, Mayor’s Homeless Coordinator, and Staff Economist to the DC Council Committee on Finance and Revenue, Urban Policy Analyst for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and housing market analyst for the Urban Institute. She is currently a member of the District’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) and the Board of Directors of the Equal Rights Center.
Patrick McAnaney serves as Project Manager, working on development projects, new pipeline opportunities, and public policy issues in Washington DC. His experience includes financial and economic analysis, project and operations management, and urban planning.
Prior to joining Somerset in 2018, Mr. McAnaney worked as an economics researcher for 1776, a local civic tech startup incubator; a project manager for the Downtown Project in Las Vegas; and an operations manager for a social enterprise in Brazil focused on solid waste management. He was also a Fulbright scholar in Brazil, researching urban economic development issues.
Mr. McAnaney has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgetown University, a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Policy Studies from Rice University.
Ray Suarez (CAS '85), is an American broadcast journalist. He is the host of the weekly radio and podcast series WorldAffairs, heard on KQED San Francisco and public radio stations around the country. He recently completed an appointment as the John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. Suarez was the host of Inside Story, a daily news program on Al Jazeera America, until that network ceased operation in 2016.
Suarez joined the PBS NewsHour in 1999 and was a senior correspondent for the evening news program on the PBS television network until 2013. He hosted the National Public Radio program Talk of the Nation from 1993-1999. In
his more than 30-year career in the news business, he has also worked as a radio reporter in London and Rome, as a Los Angeles correspondent for CNN, and as a reporter for the NBC-owned station WMAQ-TV in Chicago.
Suarez is the author of three books. The most recent is Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation (Penguin, 2013). He is also the author of The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999, reporting on the causes of the destitution found in the inner city. In 2006 he authored The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, examining how organized religion and politics intersect in America, and how this powerful collision is transforming both politics and religious practice.
He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to American Politics (June 2012), and has contributed to many other books, including How I Learned English, Brooklyn: A State of Mind, Saving America's Treasures, and About Men. His columns, op-eds, and criticism have been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.
He co-wrote and hosted the 2009 PBS documentary Jerusalem: Center of the World, and narrated for PBS Anatomy of a Pandemic, on the H1N1 outbreak in Mexico.