Guest Speaker: Jennifer Schwartz
Assistant Director for Tax Policy and Advocacy, National Council of State Housing Agencies
Jennifer Schwartz returned to the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) in 2014 to serve as Assistant Director for Tax Policy and Advocacy, after previously holding the role of Senior Legislative and Policy Associate at the organization from 2001-2005. Jennifer oversees NCSHA’s policy and legislative activities related to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and tax-exempt private activity Housing Bonds. She also collaborates with other NCSHA staff on the HOME Investment Partnerships program, Section 8 rental assistance, and other advocacy efforts.
Prior to returning to NCSHA, Jennifer was the Director of Policy and Programs for the Southern Governors’ Association. Earlier in her career, she worked as a counselor and case manager at the Women’s Protective Services domestic violence shelter in Framingham, Massachusetts and as a consultant and writer for the Massachusetts Advocacy Center (now Massachusetts Advocates for Children).
Jennifer earned a Master of Science degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in Psychology and Sociology.