IHC Welcomes New President and CEO

June 2015

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The IHC is pleased to announce some exciting changes in leadership. Barbara McMurray, President and CEO of the IHC, stepped down from her position effective June 8th, due to an upcoming move to Florida. Barbara was a strong and effective CEO. We are grateful for her many efforts in support of the mission of the IHC and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Looking forward, the IHC is very pleased to announce that Dr. Judith Hermanson will be joining the organization as the new President and CEO. Many of you know and have worked with her over the years. Judith has more than 30 years of international experience in housing and urban development, civic engagement and organizational management. She brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the position of President and CEO; she will be transitioning into her new role over the course of the summer and will take over all duties in the fall.

The IHC staff and the Board of Directors are excited to welcome her to the organization.


IHC Series on Rental Housing

June 8, 2015

The IHC Released a new short paper this week, the first in a four part series focused on the importance of rental housing for the urban poor. Access to safe and affordable shelter is at the core of successful development and without a safe, healthy and affordable place to live, health, education, literacy, civic engagement and employment opportunities are all difficult to achieve.


IHC Co-Sponsors Congressional Staff Briefing

The IHC joined the water and sanitation NGO community and corporate sponsors Proctor and Gamble and Giorgio Armani in hosting a Congressional Staff round table in the Russell Senate Office Building on April 9. The event highlighted the importance of clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene, how the private sector is supporting those programs, and the […]


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