Full Name
Lori Gay
Job Title
President & CEO
Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County
Speaker Bio
Lori R. Gay is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS), a non-profit lender, developer, and neighborhood revitalization corporation. She has worked in the community development field for over 30 years, focusing her efforts on rebuilding impoverished communities and creating mechanisms for community empowerment and ownership. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Black Community Developers Group, Board Member, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, is a member of the NeighborWorks® National Community Initiatives Advisory Committee, and a member of several bank advisory councils. Some of her activities have included serving as Chair of the California Organized Investment Network (COIN), former board member of the National NeighborWorks® Association, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch. Ms. Gay has worked for NHS since 1990, holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University and a B.S. degree in Development, Resource and Consumer Economics from the University of California at Davis. She is a licensed minister, married to Bob Gay, and mother of five children.

Since 1984, NHS has developed and rehabilitated more than 27,000 housing and commercial units, placed 4.7 million families on the road to homeownership, created 255 block clubs, employed over 265 neighborhood youth, and invested more than $7.3 billion back into some of Los Angeles County’s toughest neighborhoods. NHS protects more than $2.2 billion of home values annually through its loss mitigation, preservation and counseling work.
Lori Gay