Harold Simon, BS

Executive Director of National Housing Institute & Publisher of Shelterforce Magazine

Montclair, NJ

(973) 509-1600




From 1994 through 2007, Harold Simon was the executive director of the National Housing Institute and editor of Shelterforce Magazine, the only independent, national community building journal. In 2009, he returned to NHI as ED and publisher. Over the past few years, NHI has also published books and research papers on progressive public policies in housing and community development, including Bringing Buildings Back, now in its second edition; Investing in Community Land Trusts; and Shared Equity HomeownershipThe Changing Landscape Of Resale-RestrictedOwner-Occupied Housing. In 2008, Harold lead the formation of the Community Asset Preservation Corporation of NJ, a local intermediary engaged in foreclosure remediation and neighborhood revitalization, and in 2010 helped launch the Essex (NJ) Community Land Trust. Harold is a board member of HANDS, Inc. in Orange NJ, Coalition for Affordable Housing, the Essex Community Land Trust and the Environment, and a commissioner on the Montclair Housing Commission.

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