Jeffrey P. May, MURP


International Development and Planning LLC

Jeffrey Paul May believes the greatest act of patriotism is to stand up for Civil Rights of the most vulnerable community members. Through his personal interests and professional pursuits, he has committed himself to utilizing his talents to be a resource for the United States and to making the world a better place.

Mr. May is a national expert on fair housing enforcement, planning, and education. He is the principal of International Development and Planning, LLC. A minority-owned consulting firm that specializes in assisting government agencies, nonprofits, and private clients with training, technical assistance, plans, studies, analyses, and strategies to support fair housing and lending, and develop and preserve community and economic development investments.

Mr. May was introduced to fair housing while seeking assistance for clients being denied housing opportunities because of their disabilities. Since first learning about the protections of the Fair Housing Act, he has been one of the most enthusiastic supporters and champions. He joined the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center as Coordinator of Investigations and later became its Executive Director. Mr. May has held leadership positions at several national organizations engaged in fair housing work including the National Fair Housing Alliance, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and the DB Consulting Group, Inc.

Mr. May 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 has been a member of the state of Louisiana and National American Planning Associations.

Jeffrey May