In her capacity as President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, Ms. Rice oversees the resource development, public policy, communication and enforcement divisions of the agency. She is responsible for helping to achieve the organization’s goal of addressing the crisis of segregation in America and the ultimate objective of achieving equal housing opportunities for all Americans. Lisa joined NFHA after serving as CEO of the Toledo Fair Housing Center and the Northwest Ohio Development Agency (NODA). While serving at the organizations, Lisa developed and implemented the state of Ohio’s first anti-predatory lending remediation program. Throughout her career, she has worked to pass legislation and promote policies that expand access to quality credit and equal housing opportunities.
Ms. Rice has helped to lead the investigation and resolution of precedent setting fair housing cases which have resulted in the elimination of systemic discriminatory practices involving lending, insurance, real estate, rental, zoning and REO matters.
Ms. Rice has provided extensive consultation and training services to consumers, government agencies, insurance companies, lending institutions, regulatory agencies, housing industry professionals, real estate management companies, fair housing agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Rice has served on the state of Ohio’s Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board, and the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council and is a current member of the JPMorgan Chase Consumer Advisory Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Consumer Advisory Council and the America’s Homeowner Alliance Advisory Board.