Inaugural CEO Tom Bledsoe retired in June 2022 after 25 years at the helm of the Housing Partnership Network. Under his leadership, HPN grew from an all-volunteer coalition to become a strong network and leading voice for partnership-based nonprofits in the affordable housing industry – collaboratively launch over a dozen innovative, high-impact products, programs, and business enterprises. Tom will remain on the board of the Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, a New Orleans-based nonprofit development company created by HPN in response to the 2005 hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast region.
Prior to joining the Network, Mr. Bledsoe was the executive director of the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), one of the nation's first public/private housing partnerships. He facilitated the merger of two nonprofit housing agencies, creating a comprehensive regional organization that operates a continuum of programs from services for the homeless to homeownership. Previously, Mr. Bledsoe served as deputy secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development and as director of the City of Boston's Office of Neighborhood Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.