Amy Anthony is President and Chief Executive Officer of POAH. She also serves on the board of directors. One of the nation’s foremost experts in housing finance and policy, she has been active in the industry for more than 30 years. From 1983 to 1990, she served as Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development, a $600 million Cabinet-level state agency devoted to producing affordable housing and promoting municipal, community, and economic development.
Under her direction, Massachusetts created and implemented innovative, award-winning programs that produced more than 25,000 homes and have served for decades as models for other states. Amy Anthony has also played an active role in the development of national housing policy. In 1987, she was named to the National Housing Task Force which produced recommendations that resulted in landmark housing legislation, including the HOME Program.
She served as president of the Council of State Community Affairs Agencies from 1987 to 1990, and as part of President-elect Clinton’s HUD Transition Team in 1992. Amy was a founding member of the Multifamily Housing Institute and has also served on Fannie Mae’s Housing Impact Advisory Council, the Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Boards of the National Equity Fund, the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, and the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Homes for America and a current Board Member of Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). In 2011, Amy Anthony was inducted into the Affordable Housing Finance magazine "Affordable Housing Hall of Fame".
She is a graduate of Smith College.