Leah Coldham

Leah Coldham

Director
Homeownership Product Innovations

Leah Coldham joined the Housing Partnership Network in September 2010. As Director of Housing Counseling Programs she oversees HPN's housing counseling contracts. In this capacity, she also works closely with the VP of Homeownership Initiatives to support management and coordinate efforts to advance innovation and business transformation in housing counseling. In prior roles at HPN, Ms. Coldham worked as a Senior Associate, first managing the HUD Comprehensive Housing Counseling and National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling grants, and then as the Senior Associate managing implementation of the Mortgage Resolution Fund's Resolution Specialist platform.

Ms. Coldham has a professional background in philanthropy, grants management, and housing and community development. Previously, she worked as a Program Officer at the Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, a private foundation that supports sustainable communities across New York City. She has worked with local community development organizations on a number of projects, including an advocacy report for the Fifth Avenue Committee in Brooklyn detailing specific land use tools to preserve and create affordable housing; and a methodology for a local organization in Ithaca, New York using GIS analysis to locate desirable parcels for green affordable housing development. For one of the nation's largest community foundations, Ms. Coldham authored a report assessing the risks and opportunities of formalizing a program in impact investment. She has also managed grants for a variety of programs supporting social justice and public interest advocacy.

Ms. Coldham holds a BA with Great Distinction in International Development Studies and Political Science from McGill University and a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University.