Halley HenryCommunications and Fundraising Manager
Halley Henry first joined the National Housing Trust in 2016 and now serves as the Communications and Fundraising Manager. Halley leads the Trust's communications efforts through the development, implementation and maintenance of both internal and external communication strategies that advance both NHT’s preservation work and NHT-Enterprise's sustainable development work. Through publications, partnerships with membership organizations, marketing, social media, traditional media outreach and events, Halley connects the great work and best practices of the Trust with stakeholders, partners and like organizations. Additionally, Halley serves as the main nonpartisan liaison between affordable housing policy and NHT-Enterprise residents, educating them on civic engagement and connecting them with local, nonpartisan advocacy groups in their communities.
In addition to her communications role, Halley also provides critical support for NHT’s fundraising by assisting with the development of proposals, reports and marketing materials. Halley works with leadership in engaging with funders and communicating information and activities across NHT’s lines of business.
Prior to joining the National Housing Trust, Halley worked for a consultancy firm, Van Eperen, where she implemented and maintained brand and communications approaches for local and nationwide clients. During her time at Van Eperen, she placed client stories in numerous publications such as The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal, advanced clients’ digital reach through blogging, social media, and inbound marketing, and planned regional meetings, roundtables and community events in the Washington, D.C. Metro area.
Halley graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Communication with a focus in Public Relations.