With 25 years of experience in addressing the complex needs of lower-income communities and leading affordable housing initiatives, Dana Hanchin serves as President and CEO of HDC MidAtlantic. Founded in 1971, HDC MidAtlantic’s mission is to build hope and opportunity for all residents to reach their full potential by creating, preserving, and strengthening affordable housing communities.
Ms. Hanchin has spent her career working for organizations dedicated to advancing affordable housing which includes the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Women’s Community Revitalization Project, Reinvestment Fund, and the City of Philadelphia. Dana has a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from Temple University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kent State University. She is also a graduate of Drexel University’s Leading for Change Program at the LeBow College of Business. Most recently, Dana received National NeighborWorks Association’s 2021 Emerging Leader Award. Dana serves on the boards of National NeighborWorks Association and Community Housing Capital. This is Dana’s first year as UDS board member.