NID Housing (NID) was co-founded in 1986 by National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) President T.L. “Thom” Holmes and Political Action Committee Chair, Ray Carlisle, Sr.NAREB, the largest and oldest minority real estate trade association in the nation, was founded in 1947 with the cause and motto of promoting “Democracy in Housing”. NID, with the assistance of a joint U. S. Department of Housing Development and Department of Commerce Economic Development grant, initiated its work plan to expand access to fair and safe real estate mortgage loan and investment capital to support the positive economic growth of minority communities and businesses and the urban city as a whole.
NID counselors are highly trained real estate professionals who understand the importance of personally being there for their clients for the long-term; in both good and challenging times.The NID national executive management team understands the importance of assuring quality and accountable services and collecting and analyzing the results of the services we provide each client.
NID has provided HUD approved housing education and counseling services to over 2 million persons and families seeking safe, fair and decent affordable housing over the past 20 years; and community development education and counseling services to church, community development entities and government municipalities over the past 30 years.
NID has 60 Certified Branch Offices (CBO) in 23 states, managed and monitored through our national office in Oakland, Ca. The NID national office has staffing and technology in place to manage, support and successfully oversee the HUD compliant operations of 120 CBOs. NID is the largest minority and one of the top three HUD National Intermediary Housing Counseling Agencies in the nation. NID CBOs provide their HUD approved services at no or very low cost to their clients. Each of our branch offices offers, or has access to, bilinqual services to adequately service diverse client bases. Our primary service area is real estate and urban community social and economic development. Click "Read More" for a listing of our certified branch offices.
The NID Washington D. C. Bureau of Advocacy and Policy was re-established in April of 2017 to more effectively address the lowering homeownership rates of Black and Brown families resulting from the global financial crisis of 2007 to 2010. The associated home mortgage foreclosures essentially reduced the wealth of Black and Brown families to near zero. NID opened its first Washington D. C. office in 1987 to effectively work in a political bi-partian manner to address the negative effects of the 1981 to 1991 roll-back of policies and programs at government agencies mandated to provide fair home loan mortgage capital and housing policies to urban areas and African Americans. The NID DC office was successful in building a common cause coalition on the important policies promulgated in several landmark legislation, along with their implementing regulations, passed by congress from 1986-1995.
NID’s Executive Management and National Office staff brings together decades of policy and personal experience to lead our dynamic organization. Our staff represents the ethnic and age diversity of our entire network, and fluidly combines all levels of professional, educational, and practical life experience. Ray Carlisle, Sr., President; Jacqueline Carlisle, Chief Executive Officer; Steven Hicks, V. P. Development, Technology and Assistant General Counsel; Ray Carlisle, Jr., V. P. Operations; Latisha Carlisle, V. P. Housing Programs and Compliance; Warren Quann, Director, Washington DC Bureau of Advocacy and Policy; Vanessa Agee, Executive Assistant/HUD Office of Housing Counseling Liaison; Olga Tovar, Executive Assistant/Branch Office Manager Liaison.
NID’s Board of Directors reflects the multi-layered reality of our community development mission. Our Board draws experience from all aspects of our network’s lives and clients’ daily experience, including business, politics, and the church. This broad and diverse perspective ensures that NID remains firmly tied to a conscientious and sustainable enacting of its founding principles.