Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida Hires New Leader

Miami, FL (January 24, 2018) – Miami – Kimberly T. Henderson has been hired as the new President and CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF). Effective January 2018, she succeeds Arden Shank who has led the organization for 16 years. She brings an exciting vision, commitment to mission, experience and dedication to forge a sustainable and impactful path forward.

https://web1.neworg.com/MC2_MDNHS/userfiles/Kim%20photo.png“We are impressed with Kimberly’s proven success in developing strategies to collaborate with government, nonprofits, and the business sector to provide affordable housing and counseling, to stabilize communities, and to improve economic inclusion for all”, said Daryl Jones, board member and chair of the CEO search committee.

Henderson comes to Miami from Washington, DC where she worked in the Mayor’s Services Liaison Office, an independent office of the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Administration (CFSA) since 2013. She has more than 15 years of management experience in affordable housing, real estate, and lending at the federal, state, and local levels. In addition, Kimberly’s accomplishments at the Greater Washington Urban League include turning around D.C.’s Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP), a program that provides approximately $20 million in down payment assistance annually. She was also instrumental in securing D.C’s Single Point of Payment Program, which provide rental subsidies for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and the Maryland Tenant Based Rental Assistance program. Kimberly’s work and accomplishments speak to her ability to build capacity within an organization and to create and implement a strategic vision. She has a BA degree from Grinnell College and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas.

“We thank Arden Shank for his leadership and service over the years to address South Florida’s affordable housing’s peaks and valleys,” said NHSSF’s board chair Patricia Algaze. “Kimberly Henderson combines the community commitment and entrepreneurial skill to lead us forward. She brings new and innovative perspective to meet South Florida’s affordable housing challenges. We look forward to working with her.”