Since I have been the Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Coalition, we have been talking about how to live more deeply in our mission to lead a movement to ensure that every North Carolinian has a home in which to live with dignity and opportunity. We have been focusing particularly carefully on the “lead a movement” piece of that mission statement and our responsibility to broaden the movement for housing in North Carolina. That takes time and intention, and we are excited to announce Nick MacLeod as our new Local Organizing Director who will help us continue to grow this movement.
Nick brings more than ten years of community and housing organizing experience to the Coalition. In New York, Nick ran Housing Organizing on Staten Island for Make the Road NY. There he worked with leaders from tenant associations, faith institutions, immigrant rights groups & community development corporations to build The Staten Island Housing Dignity Coalition. After moving to North Carolina, Nick worked for The Center for Popular Democracy supporting organizations across the country to run effective campaigns, build powerful organization and implement sustainable organizing infrastructure. For the past two years, Nick has worked on campaigns in North Carolina for Medicaid Expansion and expanded economic opportunity as the State Director for the Impact Project.
In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to you getting to know Nick and to seeing his work take shape as we draw more people into the work of ensuring a safe and affordable home for everyone in the state. Join me in welcoming him by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.