ALEXANDRIA, Va. (6/5/14)--Debbie Matz, chair of the National Credit Union Administration, has been recognized by NeighborWorks America for "exceptional leadership, dedication and commitment" to the organization's mission.
Founded in 1978 as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., NeighborWorks is one of the country's pre-eminent organizations dedicated to promoting affordable housing and community development.
Matz served on the NeighborWorks America board of directors from January 2002 to October 2005, and from October 2012 to January 2014, with the latter stint including a term as vice chair. She appointed NCUA board member Rick Metsger as the NCUA representative on the NeighborWorks America board in January.
During Matz's most recent term on the board, NeighborWorks America and the Neighborworks network generated more than $4.68 billion in public and private investment and assisted more than 300,000 families with their housing needs.
In a resolution of appreciation passed by the NeighborWorks America board, Matz was commended for "her unflagging creativity, energy, and perseverance to build partnerships between the NeighborWorks network and credit unions, in which credit unions reached new markets with affordable loans and NeighborWorks America provided counseling to help borrowers become successful homeowners."