Mercy Housing CEO, Sister Lillian Murphy, named NHC Housing Person of the Year

As the United Voice for Housing, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America since 1931. This year, on the anniversary of the NHC’s 80th year, the 2011 Housing Person of the Year Gala will commemorate the commitment and vision of the dedicated professionals and volunteers who create affordable housing opportunities for families in communities across America.

With more than 800 nationally recognized leaders in the housing, finance and advocacy communities gathered in our nation’s capital, Mercy Housing CEO Sister Lillian Murphy, RSM, will be recognized for her commitment and achievement in affordable housing. She will be joined in celebration with Professor Nicolas P. Retsinas, Senior Lecturer in Real Estate, Harvard Business School and Director Emeritus, Joint Center for Housing Studies. This prestigious award will be presented June 23rd in Washington DC.

“I have had the honor to work with Sister Lillian for the past 19 years and was drawn to Mercy Housing because of her leadership,” said Jane Graf, Mercy Housing COO.  “There are many words I could use to describe the qualities of her leadership but generosity, integrity and responsibility immediately come to mind. Her energy, spirit and commitment continue to lead and inspire us here at Mercy Housing and those same qualities of leadership and focus have had an enormous impact on affordable housing efforts nationwide.  Sister Lillian is a true advocate and champion throughout the country on behalf of people who are economically disadvantaged.”

Please join us in congratulating Sister Lillian and thanking her for her ongoing commitment to creating a more humane world and for the inspiration that has made Mercy Housing the great organization that it is today.