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October 23, 2017

Edwin King Joins National
Board of Directors for NCSHA

Kentucky will be represented in an advocacy seat in affordable housing across the Commonwealth and in the nation.

Executive Director, Edwin King
Pictured is KHC’s executive director, Edwin King 
FRANKFORT, Ky.— Edwin King, executive director of Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Council of State Housing Finance Agencies (NSCHA) during their recent annual conference in Denver, Colorado.

NCSHA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created by the nation’s state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) more than 30 years ago, to coordinate and leverage their federal advocacy efforts for affordable housing.

NCSHA represents its members in Washington before Congress, the Administration, and the several federal agencies concerned with housing, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Treasury, and with other advocates in affordable housing.

King’s background is diverse and aligns with the needs and mission of the NCSHA Board for federal advocacy efforts for affordable housing.

King was appointed as executive director of KHC in July 2017, after serving a year and a half as vice chairman of KHC’s Board of Directors in the role as proxy for the state’s Finance Cabinet Secretary William Landrum III.

“It is an honor to be elected to the NCSHA Board of Directors,” said Edwin King. “I look forward to serving with these members to increase the effectiveness of federal affordable housing programs, HFA roles, and the creation of infrastructure in our nation’s economy.”

While serving on KHC’s Board, King served as chief of staff of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, under the leadership of Governor Matt Bevin. Prior, from 2007 to 2010, he worked for United States Senator Jim Bunning in Washington, D.C., as professional staff on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Upon leaving the Senate, he also served in fixed income investigations for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in D.C. After returning to Kentucky, he continued his service in the U.S. Senate by serving as field representative for Senator Rand Paul.

“I have a sound understanding of NCSHA’s advocacy issues because these issues are Kentucky’s advocacy issues,” said King. “The Commonwealth of Kentucky and KHC will have a seat at the table in making lasting impacts to provide affordable housing solutions for families and individuals in Kentucky and across the nation.”

About Kentucky Housing Corporation:

As Kentucky's housing finance agency, Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) offers programs designed to create, preserve, and sustain affordable housing. In partnership with state and federal agencies, KHC administers programs that assist low- and moderate-income households with affordable home loans and down payment assistance, affordable rental homes, housing solutions for homeless, and specialized housing with supportive services.

Created by the General Assembly in 1972, KHC is a self-supporting, public corporation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KHC is a quasi-governmental agency, which is administratively attached to the Finance and Administration Cabinet, and a portion of KHC's funds are derived from the interest earned through the sale of tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. From these proceeds, KHC has made homeownership possible for more than 94,000 Kentucky families.

KHC also receives fee income for administering federal programs, including rental assistance that makes quality housing available to more than 27,500 low-income Kentuckians. Other programs offered by KHC include rental housing financing for development and preservation, rental assistance, homelessness assistance, homeownership pre-purchase education/counseling, home energy and repair initiatives, as well as loan servicing of its mortgage loans. KHC works with many partners across the state to invest in and create affordable housing opportunities.

This year, KHC is celebrating 45 years of financing the American dream, 1972-2017.

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