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Frank Woodruff

Executive Director
National Alliance of Community Development Corporations


Frank Woodruff leads NACEDA’s thriving network of 40 state and regional community development and affordable housing associations in 25 states and District of Columbia that connects some 4,000 community-based nonprofits. He speaks publicly across the U.S. about challenges and opportunities facing low- and moderate-income communities. His publications include: The Mortgage Interest Deduction: an Example of Upside Down Federal Government Housing Subsidy, and is co-author of two essays entitled “Redlining,” one inThe American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty and the other in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies.

Frank holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from The George Washington University. He also has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He considers himself an NFL owner, as he owns a share in his beloved Green Bay Packers, major professional sports’ only community-owned team. In his free time he enjoys physical activity, particularly SCUBA diving, and never turns down an opportunity to read a good zombie novel.

Frank, his wife Natalie, and their new baby Joshua make home in Alexandria, Virginia.