Washington Housing Conservancy Elects Housing Leader David Roodberg as New Board Chair

David Roodberg, CEO and President of Horning Brothers, will take over as the Conservancy's new board chairman, succeeding Anthony Williams, CEO and Executive Director of the Federal City Council and former Mayor of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2019) --- The Washington Housing Conservancy (WHC), an independent non-profit and long-term steward dedicated to the preservation and sustainability of affordable workforce housing in the Washington D.C. metro region, has elected David Roodberg, CEO and President of Horning Brothers, as its new board chairman. Roodberg succeeds Anthony Williams, CEO and Executive Director of the Federal City Council and former Mayor of Washington, D.C.

 “I am honored to take on this role with the Washington Housing Conservancy,especially at a time when the need for more affordable workforce housing in this region is growing greater every day,” said Roodberg. “I am committed to WHC’s mission of preserving and sustaining affordable workforce housing in the D.C.region, combating displacement, and nurturing connected communities. We know we have big challenges ahead of us, but we also know that by working together we can make a dramatic impact across the region on this critical issue.”  

As CEO and President of Horning Brothers, Roodberg is responsible for overseeing the portfolio of multi-family and commercial properties. Horning Brothers is a residential and commercial management and development company serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Prior to Horning Brothers, Roodberg was the Executive Vice President of Combined Properties. He is currently a faculty member of the University of Maryland Master’s in Real Estate Development program and serves on multiple boards throughout the DMV area, including Martha’s Table, Wesley Housing and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. He on the Advisory Boards for Urban Land Institute (D.C.) and the D.C.Housing Production Trust Fund. Roodberg has a BS degree from Duke University and an MBC from University of Michigan.

“We are thrilled to have David leading the WHC board as we look to expand our impact and reach”, said Kevin Clinton, COO of Federal City Council, anon-profit comprising the area’s top business, professional, educational and civic leaders, and Interim Executive Director of the Washington Housing Conservancy. “David’s extensive experience in DC real estate combined with his knowledge of and passion for the non-profit world will provide invaluable perspective as WHC works to expand housing opportunities for people across the D.C. region.”  

For more information on the Washington Housing Conservancy, please visit the newly launched website at www.washingtonhousingconservancy.org.  

About the Washington Housing Conservancy

The Washington Housing Conservancy is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and long-term steward dedicated to preserving and sustaining affordable workforce housing opportunities in the Washington, DC metro area.The organization is on the front lines in the community, interfacing with both the residents and service providers, to combat the displacement of today’s workforce. The Washington Housing Conservancy is the human face and service-oriented outlet of the Washington Housing Initiative. For more information please visit www.washingtonhousingconservancy.org.