Joni Hartmann, Executive Director
Joni Hartmann cares deeply about families and community. Her work leading HDC is centered on the belief that every person deserves to have a home. Joni provides vision and leadership to advance HDC’s mission and supports HDC teams to engage with partners to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Joni joined Housing Development Center in 2016, initially serving as deputy director and executive director of HDC Community Fund and beginning her tenure as HDC executive director in 2017 (she continues to serve as executive director of HDC Community Fund). A demonstrated leader, manager, and partnership builder, Joni brings more than 20 years of experience in real-estate and affordable-housing finance to her work. As deputy director of Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH) from 2002 to 2016, Joni oversaw NOAH’s lending functions, managed its affordable-housing loan portfolio, and contributed to community-wide efforts to improve regional affordable-housing policies and programs. Previously, Joni managed community lending operations for a commercial bank; underwrote loans for a commercial mortgage lender; and provided asset management of LIHTC-financed multifamily housing portfolios for a private real-estate investment firm. Joni has an MBA from University of Oregon and a B.A. in international affairs from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.