Priya Jayachandran is CEO of National Housing Trust (NHT) and its subsidiaries National Housing Trust Community Development Fund (NHTCDF), and NHT Communities. Under her leadership, NHT is committed to creating and preserving affordable homes to provide opportunity, advance racial equity, reduce economic disparities and strengthen community resilience. Priya came to NHT from Volunteers of America, where she served as Senior Vice President of Affordable Housing Development. Previously, she worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs; and for over 20 years in community development banking at three major financial institutions. Priya is a recognized industry expert on affordable housing finance. Priya earned her B.A from UC San Diego and M.P.A. from Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.