Press Release: Atlantic Housing Foundation Announces the Appointment of Michael Duffy as Vice Chairman of the Board

Atlantic Housing Foundation Announces the Appointment of Michael Duffy as Vice Chairman of the Board

DALLAS, TX (May 28, 2021): Atlantic Housing Foundation, a non-profit affordable housing developer, announced the appointment of Michael Duffy as Vice Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Duffy, who joined Atlantic Housing Foundation, Inc. as a member of the Board of Trustees in January 2019, is the retired Chief Operating Officer for Trammell Crow Company.  

“Mike brings a wealth of experience to see Atlantic Housing Foundation into the next phase of our growth as an organization,” said Dan French, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Founder of Atlantic Housing Foundation. “I am incredibly proud of our accomplishments as an organization over the last 20 years transforming countless residents' lives across our 48 communities in six states and 36 cities. Our mission to provide all people with a place to call home, and our passion for real change, guided by an imaginative, innovative and always trusted process, has helped residents improve their own lives and the communities they live in.”  

Duffy has a 40-year career in commercial real estate investment and development, the last 20 with Trammell Crow Company, the nation’s largest commercial developer, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Michael worked with Principal Real Estate Investors, The Balcor Company, and Urban Investment and Development Company. He is a current partner and past Board Member of Social Venture Partners – Dallas and serves on the Board of Directors at St. Mary’s of Carmel School. Michael holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and an MM from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


“I am thankful for the vision, dedication and passion that Mike brings to our organization which has helped create real change in the lives of low-income families,” said Michael Nguyen, President and CEO. “Equally, I am excited for what the future holds under Mike and Dan’s guidance. They both bring a wealth of strategic vision to our organization, which will be critical to our ability to scale and meet the growing demand for affordable housing.”


About Atlantic Housing Foundation

Atlantic Housing Foundation owns and manages over 9,000 multifamily units throughout Texas and the Southeast. The company was organized in South Carolina in 1999 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to foster, support, acquire, construct, rehabilitate and operate qualified affordable housing for low-income persons and families, elderly and mentally or physically disabled persons where no adequate housing exists for such persons. In addition, Atlantic Housing Foundation provides student housing at schools and offers scholarships for qualified students from lower income families to enable such individuals to find their way out of subsidized housing through educational opportunities. Atlantic Housing Foundation is a community housing development organization (CHDO), as designated by the Texas and South Carolina Tax Code. To find out more about Atlantic Housing Foundation and the communities it serves please visit their website at




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