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Halley Henry

Communications and Fundraising Manager

Halley 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 external communication strategies that advance NHT’s policy, lending, development, resident engagement, energy efficiency and sustainability work. Through publications, partnerships with membership organizations, marketing, digital media and events, Halley connects the work of NHT with stakeholders, partners and funders. Additionally, Halley serves as a nonpartisan liaison between NHT’s housing policy work and NHT Communities residents, supporting community engagement and positive action among residents. 

Halley also plays a large role in the Trust’s internal communications and organizational culture as she manages regular internal correspondence throughout the organization as well as organizes corporate events and team-building activities for staff.

In addition to her communications role, Halley also provides critical administrative support for NHT’s fundraising. She develops proposals, reports and marketing materials while also tracking all the Trusts grants and donated funds. Halley works closely with the Trust’s leadership to engage with funders and communicate impact and results across the organization.

Prior to joining the National Housing Trust, Halley worked for a public relations 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.

In her free time, Halley serves on the Executive Board of the Twinbrook Community Association, representing her neighbors North of Veirs Mill Road. In her role, she works to maintain and improve the quality of life of the residents of the Twinbrook area. Halley graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Communication with a focus in Public Relations. She also holds an A.A. in Psychology.


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