Hyland has served as the NCUA’s representative to the NeighborWorks America Board since 2008 and succeeds Thomas Curry as chair.
“For nearly seven years, Tom Curry skillfully led NeighborWorks America’s Board through a very difficult economic period. I am honored to step into his shoes at this critical juncture,” Hyland said. “I look forward to continuing the work begun by Tom to prevent foreclosures where possible, create more affordable housing, and stabilize communities around the country.”
As chair, Hyland will provide strategic leadership and oversight in support of NeighborWorks America’s mission to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities.
NeighborWorks America provides access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the past five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in community reinvestment, and are the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals, the group said.
“Director Hyland brings significant experience in community development and government, and we look forward to her strategic leadership and oversight which will be extremely valuable to our organization,” said NeighborWorks America CEO Eileen Fitzgerald.