Press Release : Shawn Huckleby appointed Board Chair
For Immediate Release
St. Paul, MN (December 11, 2017) – Shawn Huckleby has been appointed Board Chair of Preservation Housing Trust, effective immediately. Shawn replaces departing Chair Joseph Galvan, who has been tapped by the White House to assume the role of the Housing and Urban Development’s Regional Office in Chicago.
Huckleby, a Minneapolis native, was the long time Deputy Director of the Minneapolis Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and also served was the Acting Director of the HUD offices in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Springfield, Illinois. Huckleby, a founding board member at Preservation Housing Trust, had previously served as the Vice President of the Twin Cities Community Land Ban and as the Director of Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative. In addition to his Chair role at PHT, he is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Connections.
About Preservation Housing Trust
Preservation Housing Trust (PHT) is committed to developing quality, affordable housing for low-income families, senior citizens, and people who have special needs. Our goal is to provide safe communities for people who might otherwise lack the economic opportunity for housing. Every Preservation Housing Trust community has been established with a firm commitment to bringing our vision of affordable housing to the masses, and we work diligently with local and state governments to ensure that our homes blend seamlessly into the tapestry of the community.
As an experienced affordable housing developer, Preservation Housing Trust an handle every aspect of affordable real estate development – up to and including community outreach, planning, financing, construction management, property and asset management, and real estate development.