NCHH30 Throwback Thursday
Week 63: August 10, 2023
by Christopher Bloom
NCHH turned THIRTY on September 4, 2022, so we’re celebrating with a new “Throwback Thursday” photo each week.
We look back this week to October 17, 2017, for the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation National Grantee Convening in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with this picture of three very important housing leaders.
At the time this photo was taken, Amanda (center) was in her second year helming NCHH. To her right was Nancy Rockett Eldridge, NCHH’s previous executive director, now running the National Well Home Network, which works to integrate systems of support that help empower seniors age well in the manner and location of their choosing. Ms. Eldridge had dreamed of starting the Well Home Network back in the 1980s when she served as the State of Vermont’s director of housing and was able to bring it to fruition with NCHH’s resources. And to Amanda’s right stood Terri Ludwig, then CEO of Enterprise Community Partners.
Here’s what Amanda Reddy had to say about this once-in-a-lifetime moment: “The leaders in this photo share more than a passion for the importance of housing and health. Enterprise was founded in 1982 [as the Enterprise Foundation] and 10 years later helped to found NCHH; 15 years later after that, NCHH helped spin off the National Well Home Network.”
We’re pleased to report that all three organizations are doing wonderfully. Nancy and Amanda still run the National Well Home Network and NCHH, respectively, while Terri serves as the president of philanthropy for the Ballmer Group, a national organization committed to improving “economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. [The Ballmer Group] supports the use of data and strong partnerships among public, private and nonprofit organizations at the community level to more effectively serve families.”
See You Next Week
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this throwback in honor of our 30th anniversary. Remember that we’ll post a new throwback every Thursday morning at 9:04 a.m. on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter through May 25, 2023. If you’ve missed a previous post, you can always reminisce with us via our NCHH30 gallery.
Christopher Bloom is NCHH’s communications and marketing manager. He joined NCHH in 2008 after nearly a decade in the real estate industry. In a previous role at NCHH, he coordinated a national Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) training program, one of the most successful in the nation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Textual Studies from Syracuse University.