2023 Woman of Influence: Dr. Lesli Gooch


Dr. Lesli Gooch has dedicated her life’s work to ensuring that quality, affordable housing is available and attainable for all. In her current role as CEO of Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), she is focused on addressing the nation’s housing shortage and her passion is making the American Dream of homeownership possible through quality, energy-efficient, homes at attainable prices. Dr. Gooch has successfully elevated manufactured housing as a critical component to addressing our nation’s affordable housing supply challenges and secured the support of our nation’s top housing officials for seeking ways to make manufactured housing available to more people. She has differentiated herself from others by accomplishing federal policy changes and policymaker support for the industry that prior to her tenure at MHI were out of reach.

Dr. Gooch’s ability to inspire and mobilize her team and industry members, advocate for and drive policy changes and foster collaboration among stakeholders can be easily measured by the impactful results she has produced. In addition to participating in numerous coalitions, she also serves on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the boards of the Systems Building Research Coalition and the Bollinger Foundation.


Dr. Lesli Gooch



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Manufactured Housing Institute


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