Paul Bernard

Paul was selected as AHC's President & CEO in April 2022. In this role, he strategically leads AHC in providing accessible and sustainable housing, ensuring financial viability, fostering community partnerships, and advocating for policies that address housing affordability challenges. Before joining AHC, Paul was an Executive Vice President at the Urban Land Institute, managing their Impact Programming. He also worked as Vice President of Public Sector & Community Development Consulting at Enterprise Community Partners. Paul started his career in housing as the Director of Development for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and later served as the Executive Director of Detroit's Planning and Development department.​

Paul holds a master's degree in urban economics and public finance from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an MBA and bachelor's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. Paul, who appreciates the arts and theater, co-founded a Black Theatre Ensemble at Georgetown University. While he was a graduate student at MIT, he entertained the audience at a 1985 Black History Month celebration with two poems in anticipation of Nikki Giovanni’s attendance at the event.