The Housing Partnership Announces New Senior Team Leader

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 19, 2019 – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc. (The Housing Partnership) is pleased to announce the addition of Simone McDowell as vice president of communications and fund development. In her new role, McDowell will work with internal and external stakeholders to promote the organization, increase brand awareness and cultivate community support. She will also oversee all communications programs, community and media relations, fund development and event planning.

“For 30 years, The Housing Partnership has been a nonprofit pioneer in affordable housing with a continued interest in enriching and educating occupants for future economic success,” said Julie Porter, president of The Housing Partnership. “The challenges that face affordable housing require an experienced and passionate staff and Simone brings with her a proven track record and wide range of expertise, including corporate communications, media management and nonprofit organization, that will have a great impact on our mission.”

McDowell’s former roles include a publicist at INSP, LLC, a freelance public relations and marketing consultant and a marketing and communications director at the American Heart Association. Through her experiences, she has created extensive communications plans, managed regional and national media opportunities and developed social media strategies.


The Housing Partnership is a broad-based, private, nonprofit housing development and financial corporation organized in 1988 to expand affordable and well-maintained housing and promote stable neighborhoods for low- and moderate-income families in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The organization provides assistance to residents of its properties to more fully enter the economic mainstream and achieve independence.

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