Bio Mr. Banna has worked directly with the affordable housing community for more than 15 years. He began as a student in law school working in the Rental Housing Clinic and continued after law school becoming the Rental Housing Clinic’s Adjunct Clinical Instructor. In Mr. Banna’s private law practice, he represented clients in all aspects of real estate transactions from the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties to landlord/tenant disputes over evictions and security deposits. Mr. Banna was Vice-President of the Ingham County Housing Commission providing oversight and input on the County’s home rehabilitation, Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs. After hurricane Katrina and Wilma, he worked with residents of the gulf coast by facilitating and processing home and business loans through the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program. Mr. Banna was a Senior Analyst and Project Manager for FirstPic, Inc. and provided training, outreach and TA to PHAs on HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs in the areas of PHA operations, planning, and on purchasing HUD owned homes that are currently occupied by families affected by hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Mr. Banna also served as Director of HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Information Resource Center which provides guidance on HUD’s rental assistance programs and Grant Management Center. Mr. Banna is currently NAHRO's Director of Policy and Program Development and conducts public policy analysis, formulates regulatory recommendations, and interacts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of NAHRO's members.