Affordable-housing group to replace top exec

Lancaster-based Housing Development Corp. MidAtlantic, commonly known as HDC MidAtlantic, is replacing its president and CEO, Michael Carper, who is stepping down in June after 15 years with the organization.

Taking Carper’s place will be Dana Hanchin who previously worked as deputy director of the Local Initiatives Support Corp. of Philadelphia. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing strategic priorities, business development and community development lending.

“We were impressed with Dana’s passion for our mission, and her understanding and commitment to affordable housing,” the chair of HDC MidAtlantic’s board of directors, Michel Gibeault, said in a statement.

Before joining the Local Initiatives Support Corp., Hanchin served as the director of neighborhood stabilization at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as HDC MidAtlantic’s next leader,” Hanchin said in a statement. “Safe, affordable housing is a cornerstone for household stability and economic growth.”

HDC MidAtlantic’s board began the executive search process in the summer of 2017. The board hired Washington D.C.-based consulting firm Raffa to manage the organization’s national search.

Founded in 1971, HDC MidAtlantic is a nonprofit that provides affordable rental homes for working families, seniors and people with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. HDC MidAtlantic owns, develops and/or manages more than 3,700 apartments.

HDC MidAtlantic is part of the NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of more than 240 nonprofits located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 

HDC MidAtlantic is also a member of the Housing Partnership Network, a network of 100 housing and community development organizations that are considered industry leaders.

Shelby White
Shelby White covers banking and finance, law and Lancaster County for the Central Penn Business Journal. For tips, email her at swhite@cpbj.com.

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