Jeffrey May

Assistant Director, National Neighbors
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Jeffrey Paul May is a national expert on fair housing planning and affordable housing. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of National Neighbors (NN), a program of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. His responsibilities are to provide oversight of all NN's education, planning, compliance and enforcement activities occurring across the United States of America. In his previous post, He was the Project Director of the Fair Housing Program for DB Consulting Group, Inc. DB Consulting Group, Inc. is a minority-owned firm that provides support and technical assistance to federal agencies. Mr. May managed the firm's fair housing investigation, research, planning, enforcement, and education activities throughout the country.

Prior to joining DB Consulting Group, Inc., he was the Municipal Services Consultant at Iconographx, Inc. His responsibilities were to provide clients with technical assistance, census data mapping and analysis services on affordable housing, fair housing, and urban and regional planning projects. Before joining Iconographx, Inc. he served as the Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), a private non-profit organization established to address and eradicate housing discrimination throughout the state of Louisiana. Mr. May previously was the Member Services Director at the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), an umbrella national civil rights organization made up of over eighty fair housing organizations across the country. His responsibilities were to provide technical assistance and support for investigation, education and administrative activities to all member organizations. Before NFHA, he was the Coordinator of Investigations at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC). At GNOFHAC, he conducted investigations and education trainings. Prior to working in fair housing, he was a case manager for Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority's Supportive Housing program that targeted homeless individuals with substance abuse and mental health diagnoses.

Mr. May has conducted quantitative and qualitative data analyses for local, regional and national projects over the past ten years. Data collection tools utilized by Mr. May included interviews, focus groups, and surveys. He has applied statistical techniques such as descriptive statistics, regression and geographic data analysis on a variety of community and economic development projects. He is adept in the use of statistical and data analysis packages including SPSS, HMDAWare, ArcView GIS and Maptitutde.

In the past fourteen years of employment, Mr. May has received extensive training as a testing coordinator from the National Fair Housing Alliance and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in rental, sales, insurance and lending investigations. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning. He was a member of the Fannie Mae Housing Impact Advisory Council, and the National Fair Housing Alliance's Board of Directors. He is a member of the national, community development division and state of Louisiana American Planning Associations.