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Chairman Harper Appoints Hood to NeighborWorks America Board of Directors

March 2021
Chairman Harper Appoints Hood to NeighborWorks America Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 2, 2021) – National Credit Union Administration Chairman Todd M. Harper announced today the appointment of Board Member Rodney E. Hood as the agency’s representative on the Board of Directors of NeighborWorks America, one of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community development organizations.

“Board Member Hood’s unwavering focus on financial inclusion and deep commitment to building strong communities make him an excellent choice to represent the NCUA in this important capacity,” Chairman Harper said. “Given his past work on the NeighborWorks America Board, I also know that he wholeheartedly believes in the mission of the organization and will work tirelessly to improve access to affordable and healthful housing in neighborhoods and communities throughout the United States.”

“NeighborWorks America plays a critical role to strengthen American communities through affordable housing initiatives,” Hood said. “With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mission of NeighborWorks America is as important now as it has ever been. Chairman Harper did an outstanding job representing the agency on the NeighborWorks America Board, and I am thankful that he selected me to fill the seat he previously held.”

The NeighborWorks America Board consists of representatives of financial regulatory agencies and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Hood joins the following individuals currently serving on the NeighborWorks America Board:

  • Chair Martin Gruenberg, Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Vice Chair Michelle W. Bowman, Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Grovetta Gardineer, Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Hood previously served on the NeighborWorks America Board during his first term on the NCUA Board.

For more than 40 years, NeighborWorks America has offered grant funding, peer-exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools and access to training as the nation’s leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. Its network includes more than 240 members in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In the last five years, the organization has generated more than $40.2 billion in investment across the country. For more information, visit

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