Nick Mitchell-Bennett is the Executive Director of the cdcb- come dream. come build. headquartered in Brownsville, Texas where he has served as the ED since 2008. Prior to taking the position of ED Nick served in multiple positions within the cdcb organization. During his tenure with cdcb he has assisted and/or led in the development and preservation of over 4,000 affordable homes, raise over $100 million in public and private grant funds and deployed over $300 million in private lending capital and equity.
Nick also serves as the Administrator of the Rio Grande Valley Multibank (RGVMB) CDFI. In his role as Administrator, Nick led the RGVMB to be the first CDFI to join the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. In 2011, the RGVMB launched the Community Loan Center (CLC), a small dollar alternative to payday lending product. With its partner, Texas Community Capital, the RGVMB has franchised the CLC model into twenty-two (22) markets around the nation allowing the entire CLC franchise network of lenders to originate over $77+ million and conduct over 80,000+ transactions.
Nick has a BA from Tabor College in Political Science and International Studies and MS Degree from Eastern University in Community and Economic Development. He is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional and has completed the NeighborWorks America Achieving Excellence program at Harvard JFK School. In 2015 Nick was recognized by Texas Low Income Housing Information Service with the Texas Houser of the Year Award.