Housing Assistance Corporation taps Noelle McKay as executive director

January 8, 2013 – Housing Assistance Corporation has selected Noelle McKay as its new executive director.

McKay is responsible for all facets of the nonprofit housing developer’s operations and implementing its strategic, programmatic and real estate development initiatives.

“Noelle will bring a great working relationship with the current staff, partnerships in the nonprofit community that she has built over her first 17 years with HAC, and extensive knowledge of the organization,” said Brett Shaffer, president of HAC’s board of directors. “The Board is eager to work together with her for years to come.”

McKay’s selection was applauded by agency partners.

“SDA Rural Development and HAC have worked together since 1993 in their Self-Help Housing program,” said Pam Hysong, area director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. “Over the years, I have seen Ms. McKay’s commitment and dedication to HAC’s mission of providing affordable housing in Henderson County.  Her vast experience gained as a long-term member of the HAC team will translate into a seamless transition for the organization.  I commend HAC’s Board of Directors for choosing this very capable local candidate for the job, as Noelle McKay understands the needs of the community.”

HAC provides safe and affordable housing for people with limited incomes who live in Henderson County and surrounding areas. It develops single- and multi-family housing and offers housing counseling and home buyer education, a Self-Help Homebuilding program, in which families build their own homes at significant savings, and a fall prevention program for seniors.

The agency receives financial support from the N.C. Community Development Initiative’s Community Enterprise Fund, which provides funding to help high-impact community organizations  implement their strategic economic plans.

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