Our guest speaker today is Brian Huskey. Mr. Huskey is the Executive Director of the Midlands Housing Trust Fund and has more than twenty years of experience working in development of affordable workforce housing and creation of special needs housing for people suffering from homelessness, disabilities, and for working poor citizens.
Mr. Huskey’s experience includes service at the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, Nashville’s public housing authority, where he served as Assistant to the Homeless Services Director, overseeing the annual writing and administration of a $3.2 million of United States Department of Housing & Urban Development Continuum of Care grant allocated to Nashville. While at the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency he also drove Nashville’s initial research and development of its 10 Year Strategic Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. This plan laid the groundwork for one of the nation’s most successful public/private partnership efforts to place homeless people in permanent housing, moving more than 500 people off the streets in less than one year.
Mr. Huskey also served as Director of Resident Services for Urban Housing Solutions in Nashville, Tennessee, the state’s largest private non-profit affordable housing developer. In this role he managed 350 units of permanent affordable housing for homeless adults and families, supervised a staff of eight social service providers, and oversaw multiple federal, state, and private grants that funded the housing. He was also responsible for several aspects of the implementation of Urban Housing Solutions’ $9 million share of Nashville-Davidson County’s Neighborhood Stabilization grant, which created 140 new units of permanent affordable workforce housing in south and east Nashville.
Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, Mr. Huskey was the founder and CEO of one of the nation’s first boutique musical artist management and booking firms, handling the careers of sixteen successful songwriters and bands. Over the course of nearly twenty years he successfully negotiated more than $50 million of live concert events, publishing, recording, and ancillary product deals. (Courtesy B. Huskey)
Please help me welcome Mr. Brian Huskey.
The meeting will be held on Friday, July 18th at 12:30 p.m. at the Convention Center