Edward J. Gorman, III
Chief Community Development Officer, NCRC
Managing Director, NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, LLC
Ed is the Chief Community Development Officer at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and Managing Director of NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, LLC. Mr. Gorman joined the staff of NCRC in March 2010 in the role of Chief Membership & Workforce Officer, following ten years of service on its Board of Directors. In his staff role, Mr. Gorman directs NCRC’s Community Development Financial Institution (the NCRC Community Development Fund, Inc.), the workforce development program, and the GROWTH (Generating Real Opportunities for Work Through Housing) Initiative.
Mr. Gorman’s development experience includes:
- Developed 35 workforce training centers throughout U.S. as CEO of American Community Partnerships (1995-2010).
- Conceived and helped direct the development of workforce development centers for housing authorities in: Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami-Dade, Camden, Dayton, Atlanta, Oakland (CA), Long Beach, San Diego, Memphis, and Jacksonville.
- Directly developed fully equipped (classrooms, computer learning centers, case management offices and hands-on skills training facilities) workforce training centers for ACP in: Camden, Washington, D.C., Buffalo, and St. Louis. Development sites ranged from 2,500-12,000 square feet with budgets up to $1.1 million each.
- Optioned a three-acre parcel in South Camden that had been vacant since 1987, raised funds, developed and oversaw the construction activity associated with renovating a 4500 square foot training center at 13 South Broadway. This project included substantial environmental remediation, clearance from EPA and NJDEP, and opening of the facility for public use in 2002.
- Built affordable, 4 BR/2 BA, single-family homes in Miami-Dade County under Miami-Dade’s infill housing guidelines. Homes provided a 35+% return on invested capital for ACP.