Vince O'Donnell is serving as Senior Advisor to POAH, providing strategic leadership for the company’s acquisitions and policy development efforts since June 2014.
Vince was formerly Vice President of Preservation at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national nonprofit support organization. There he led a major national initiative to support the preservation of at-risk affordable multifamily housing.
Prior to joining LISC, he was Director of Development at Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), a quasi-public corporation providing technical assistance to nonprofit housing developers in Massachusetts. He conducted policy development and research on the preservation of federally assisted multifamily housing and assisted nonprofit organizations to convert HUD subsidized property to nonprofit or cooperative ownership and to produce new affordable housing. Prior to joining CEDAC, he was Executive Director of Homeowner's Rehab, Inc. and Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Services, Inc., two nonprofit housing development corporations.
Vince is a founding facilitator of the National Preservation Working Group. He serves on the boards of directors of several affordable housing-related organizations, including the Citizen's Housing and Planning Association in Massachusetts, a statewide affordable housing advocacy coalition, as well as two nonprofit developers, Homeowner's Rehab, Inc and The Caleb Group, Inc. He is also a Commissioner at the Newton (Massachusetts) Housing Authority and chairs the State of Massachusetts Preservation Advisory Committee. Vince is also on the Advisory Committee of the Newton Community Development Foundation, an affordable housing development organization in Newton, Massachusetts.