Georgi Banna is an affordable housing and redevelopment lawyer with more than two decades of experience navigating the intricacies of regulations involving public housing, Section 8, fair housing, community redevelopment, and government grant programs. He most recently served as Director for Policy and Program Development at the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). He has testified before Congress and state officials on a multitude of issues involving housing and redevelopment.
At NAHRO, Georgi managed relationships with partner housing organizations; analyzed and interpreted relevant financial data; provided technical assistance with fair housing, public housing, and Section 8 programs; and provided legal analysis of non-profit and affordable housing issues. He maintained key relationships with HUD, congressional staff, and industry groups, and both tracked and initiated policy action for legal, legislative, and regulatory issues.
Presentations and trainings conducted by Georgi include:
- NAHRO National Conference - "NSPIRE Inspections: Exploring Anticipated Legal and Operational Issues" and "COVID-Era Lease Enforcement: Exploring Public Housing Lease Enforcement and Rent Collection Post-Moratoria," October 2023
- “NAHRO Summer Symposium on Universal Housing Vouchers,” July 13, 2021
- “New Federal Rules that May Impact Noncitizens,” Ballard Spahr Housing Authority Summit, 2019
- “Washington Update,” NAHRO Regional & State Chapter Meetings, Multiple
Vice President and Commissioner, Ingham County Housing Commission (2002-2006)
U.S. House of Representatives; Financial Services Committee; Housing, Community Development and Insurance; Testimony on Preserving a Lifeline: Examining Public Housing in a Pandemic; March 24, 2021
New York State Assembly, Housing Committee, Testimony on NYCHA Blueprint for Change, December 8, 2020
Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. 2001)
Michigan State University, James Madison College (B.A. 1997)
U.S. Supreme Court
District of Columbia
Federal Western District of Michigan