In announcing the award, Deborah Boatright, NeighborWorks America’s regional vice president, explained Hudson’s selection by noting, “As head of PHFA, Brian Hudson has instituted new and better ways to develop affordable housing, and to keep homeownership viable for low- and moderate-income families. From mortgage assistance funds to the Pennsylvania Housing Trust Fund to PHARE funds, PHFA is always ahead in policy and programs to address the needs of people living throughout the Commonwealth.”
Hudson was presented the award by NeighborWorks America’s President and CEO Paul Weech and Executive Vice President and COO Chuck Wehrwein.
“I’m grateful for this special recognition from NeighborWorks America,” said Hudson. “Over the years, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and NeighborWorks America have been able to accomplish great things working together to help people become homeowners, and then to stay in their homes during economic downturns. I’m grateful for the good work our two organizations have been able to do, benefiting the state’s residents.”
Hudson was cited along with Deborah McColloch, director of the Office of Housing and Community Development for the City of Philadelphia. More than 280 people attended the reception in Philadelphia.
During the Philadelphia NeighborWorks Training Institute, running Aug. 17-21, more than 2,200 community development practitioners from around the country will attend certification courses in seven areas of study.