Lisa Rice is the President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA). Previously, she served as Executive Vice President with NFHA and managed the resource development, public policy, communication, and enforcement divisions of the agency. NFHA works with over 200 member organizations across the country to eliminate barriers in the housing markets and expand equal housing and lending opportunities. NFHA provides a range of programs to affirmatively further fair housing including community development, neighborhood stabilization, training, education, outreach, advocacy, consulting and enforcement initiatives. Ms. Rice also leads NFHA’s effort to spear-head the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
Ms. Rice’s fair housing and fair lending work began at the local level. Prior to joining NFHA, she was the President and CEO of the Fair Housing Center of Toledo, Ohio and the Northwest Ohio Development Agency. Under her tenure, the Fair Housing Center brought precedent-setting fair housing and fair lending cases that resulted in the expansion of insurance, lending and affordable housing opportunities for millions of consumers. Ms. Rice also helped to create the state of Ohio’s only anti-predatory lending remediation program.
Ms. Rice has served on the state of Ohio’s Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board, State Farm Bank Consumer Advisory Council, and Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council. She is a current member of the JPMorgan Chase Consumer Advisory Council, Mortgage Bankers Association’s Consumer Advisory Council, Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Council, Urban Institute’s Mortgage Servicing Collaborative, and America’s Homeowner Alliance Advisory Board.