Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary William Apgar rejoined the Board of Directors for the Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc., a nonprofit housing organization that restored nearly 8,000 housing apartments in nine states. Apgar was one of the first board members of POAH.

As a senior scholar at the Joint Center for Housing Studies and lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Apgar studies housing, community and economic development as well as housing finance and capital markets.

“The Board is honored to have Bill rejoin us at this time,” said POAH Board Chairman Herbert Morse. “As POAH enters its second decade, we are grateful for the vision and solid foundation he helped provide in the organization’s early years and we welcome him back to help us continue this important work into the future.”

Apgar served as the Chairman of the Board of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. He graduated from Williams College and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.