Ms. O’Grady has been involved in community development, and particularly affordable housing solutions, for more than 20 years. She began her career working for a Utah-based nonprofit affordable housing developer and later was the executive director for more than a decade.
Since 2009, Ms. O’Grady has served as the vice president of multifamily financing, for Utah Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency. She oversees the state’s low income housing tax credit program and other multifamily lending programs. Ms. O’Grady also serves on the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Advisory Commission where she helps guide redevelopment strategies in blighted areas of the city. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University.
“We are extremely excited to have Claudia join the RCAC Board. Her knowledge of affordable housing programs will help to shape the future of our housing efforts, and her ties to rural Utah will provide insight to our efforts there.” said Stanley Keasling, RCAC chief executive officer.
RCAC board members serve three-year terms and may remain on the board for up to four consecutive terms.
Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and certain Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, nonprofit organizations, Tribes, farmworkers and colonias. More about RCAC.
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