Andrea R. Ponsor
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Policy
Andrea Ponsor leads policy efforts for Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future, working with Congress, HUD, and other federal and state agencies to build support and remove barriers to the preservation and production of high-quality affordable rental housing.
Ms. Ponsor has 15 years of experience in the field of housing and community development and joined SAHF as Executive Vice President in 2016. SAHF's policy efforts promote efficient use of limited resources that support improved health, opportunity, and quality of life for low-income seniors, families, and disabled residents and more efficient use of energy and water in our members’ properties.
Prior to joining SAHF, Ms. Ponsor served as the Federal Policy Director for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) where she led housing policy efforts. Previously she was a principal at Hessel, Aluise and Neun, P.C., a boutique law firm with a national affordable housing practice, where she represented lenders, developers and management agents in affordable housing transactions and policy matters.
Ms. Ponsor began her career as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Atlanta, GA where she focused on multifamily mortgage closings, property disposition, program enforcement and fair housing.
Ms. Ponsor holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Tulane University.
aponsor [at] sahfnet.org