President and CEO
National Fair Housing Alliance
Lisa Rice is the President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the nation’s only national civil rights agency solely dedicated to eliminating all forms of housing discrimination. Ms. Rice has 35 years of experience in fair housing. Her fair housing and fair lending work began at the local level. Prior to joining NFHA, she was the President and CEO of the Fair Housing Center of Toledo, Ohio and the Northwest Ohio Development Agency. In this role, she developed the state of Ohio’s first Anti-Predatory Lending Remediation Program.
Ms. Rice played a leadership role in bringing many precedent-setting fair housing cases, which have resulted in the elimination of systemic discriminatory policies and practices and the expansion of fair housing opportunities for millions of people. She has also helped to write and pass important legislation to expand protections and expand housing opportunities for consumers including the state of Ohio’s anti-predatory lending statute and the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Ms. Rice is a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Board of Directors, the Center for Responsible Lending Board of Directors, JPMorgan Chase Consumer Advisory Council, Mortgage Bankers Association's Consumer Advisory Council, Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Advisory Council, Urban Institute’s Mortgage Servicing Collaborative, and Quicken Loans Advisory Committee.