Stephen "Steve" Glaude is the President & CEO of the Coalition of Non-Profit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), a post he has served since October 2014. CNHED is a dynamic, 501(c)3 member association that leads, promotes and supports the community development field in Washington, DC. CNHED now has approximately 140 members representing a broad spectrum of nonprofits and for-profits that: build, preserve and manage affordable housing; protect tenants’ rights and provide housing counseling; create opportunities for first-time home buyers; deliver critical family services; lend necessary capital to small businesses and community projects; assist small businesses to start, grow and thrive; connect residents to career pathways; and generally engage, represent, and benefit low- and moderate income residents of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Glaude has a rich legacy of service in government, business, and the nonprofit sector and has spent the grand majority of his career in the housing and community economic development field. Prior to his CNHED appointment, Mr. Glaude served as Director of Community Affairs for the District of Columbia. In this role, he oversaw 13 agencies for the mayor, including the Offices of Latino Affairs, Asian Affairs, African Affairs, Religious Affairs, Veterans Affairs, Women’s Policy, Youth Advisory Council, Grants and Partnerships and others. Preceding this post, he served as Director of Constituent Services for then-DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray.
Mr. Glaude has led two national associations: the National Congress for Community Economic Development and the National Association of Neighborhoods. At the NCCED, he more than quadrupled annual funding in two years and created National Community Economic Development Day, a nationally-coordinated public education effort. He was responsible for fundraising, public education, legislative affairs, staff development and more. At the National Association of Neighborhoods, he managed a national trade association with more than 2,000 members and was responsible for negotiating federal contracts and conducting critical research for the White House. Under his leadership, membership grew by 300 percent.
In between those posts, Glaude worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Community Development and as Deputy Undersecretary for Intergovernmental Relations. There, he was HUD’s liaison to the nation’s mayors and governors, and he played a key role in the passage of the National Affordable Housing Act, which was the first housing legislation in 37 years. He has also served as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House, where he advised the President on demand-reduction strategies for substance abuse problems.
Mr. Glaude served as president of Men Can Stop Rape, Inc., where he worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a comprehensive sexual assault strategy for the five branches of the U.S. Military. Mr. Glaude has managed more than $8 billion in Federal grants programs. As a non-profit fundraiser, he has directly raised more than $50 million and has worked with clients to raise more than $500 million in resources.
Mr. Glaude has also owned and operated three for-profit businesses: a vegetarian catering service, a trucking company and a consultant firm.
Steve Glaude is a native Washingtonian, a father of three, and a proud graduate of Morgan State University.