Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To confirm the appointment of the Honorable
H.R. Crawford to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the " Metropolitan
Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors H.R. Crawford
Confirmation Resolution of 2002".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of
Columbia confirms the appointment of:
Honorable H.R. Crawford
as a member of the Metropolitan Washington
Airports Authority Board of Directors, established by 6007(e) of the
Metropolitan Washington Airports Act of 1986. approved October 30, 1986
(100 Stat. 3341; D.C. Official Code § 9-1006(e), completing the unexpired
term of Carolyn Boone Lewis, which will end January 5, 2007.
3195 Westover Drive, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of
Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each
to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect
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H.R. Crawford, CPM
916 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D. C 20003
(202) 583-7777 Home
Bachelor of Science, Chicago State University Political Science,
American University; 1968
Property Management 1, II, III (Completed Required Courses) Professor:
W. Donald Calomiris, CPM; Leo David, CPM
Chairman, D. C. Real Estate Commission - June 1995 to Present
Member IREM, Chapter VIII, CPM, Certified Property Manager
Member, PMA, Property Managers Association
Designated, ARM, Accredited Resident Manager, Institute of-Real
Designated RAM, Registered Apartment Manager, National Association of
First Minority in Region to Receive CPM Designation, Second in U.S.A.
to Receive CPM Designation
President National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Washington, D.
C. Chapter -1994 to 1996
Vice President, D. C. Chapter, National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1980-1992 D.C. Councilman, Ward 7
1979-Present CEO, Crawford Edgewood Managers, Inc.
Chaired committee on Human Services, which included responsibility
and oversight for legislation, direction and development of programs
relating to human services within the District of Columbia, including
all programs relating to the needs of senior citizens. During tenure as
Committee Chair created Senior Citizens Wellness Centers for each Ward
in the city. These facilities, designed to address the overall welfare
of Senior Citizens, within each ward of the city, provide programs and
activities dedicated to improvement of the quality of life for the aging
population of our city.
Responsible for developing policy and procedures for overall management of
Crawford Edgewood Managers, Inc. (CEMI) was contracted to manage a 220
unit, Sec. 236 Rehab property located in Southeast, Washington, D.C. This
particular property had been plagued with vandalism, vacancies and drug
problems. The Management Agent walked off the property, leaving Section 8
receipts in total disarray. The property was forced into Chapter 11. CEMI
corrected all of the code violations, revamped the rent collection.
procedures, worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development
regional and local offices in which is now financially viable and no
longer in Chapter 12; resulting in a savings of $3.2 million to the
Federal Government and its owners.
CEMI, frequently serves as the Trustee/Receiver for a number of local
institutions. CEMI has successfully operated subject properties until the
financial institution has determined their disposition. Wells Forgo,
Perpetual Savings & Loans, Federal Capital Bath are a few of the
institutions CEMI has assisted.
CEMI served successfully for more than three years as the primary
broker, Property Manager, for HUD`s Property Disposition Program here in
the District of Columbia and Prince Georges County. Responsible for the
management and maintenance of more than 200 single family homes. In the
D.C. Metropolitan Area, CEMI presently serves as a Management Broker for
the Veterans Administration, responsible for the maintenance, management
and disposition of VA foreclosure single family homes.
CEMI, through its President, has consulted for numerous individuals and
institutions, including: The Department of Defense, The Alexandria Housing
Authority, Perpetual Savings & Loan, Federal Capitol Bank, De
Franceaux Realty Group, National Housing Partnership, Edgewood Management
Corporation, The Pollinger Corporation, and a number of local and national
CEMI is engaged on. a national basis to confer with and advise owners
and residents for Assisted Housing on a variety of issues relating to all
phases of management, acquisition, disposition, financing and problem
solving, as it relates to their property.
H.R. Crawford was appointed by the President of the United States as
Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He
was the first CPM to hold this distinction, as the Nation's top Property
Responsible for developing policy governing the Country's multi-billion
dollar portfolio of properties, in all 50 states and possessions.
Responsible for more than 5, 000 personnel located in headquarters, field
offices, and ten regions throughout the country.
Responsible for preparing and presenting a multi-million dollar budget to
the Secretary, OMB and the Congress of the United States.
President, National Corporation for Housing Partnership/George
DeFranceaux; Mid City Development/Eugene Ford, President
Department Director, National Capitol Housing Authority Monteria Ivey.
1973-1976 Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban
Development several innovative programs to help the Nation's Housing
Authorities. The Target Projects Program (TPP), was an effort to target
and direct financial assistance and specific programs for the development
of a formula to equitable distribute millions of dollars in operating
subsidy to the Nation's Housing Authorities.
Responsible for monetary funding and the development of a Quick
Response to the Nation's Emergency Response and Disaster Program during
time of need. Immediately deployed staff and authorized the purchase of
thousands of temporary mobile homes, trailers and the use of government
facilities, during various crisis situations. Responsible for the Property
Disposition Program. The Department held thousands of apartments and
houses that had been foreclosed, as a result of nonpayment or abandonment.
Developed the National Urban Homestead Act Program, which resulted in
millions of dollars of savings to the U.S. Treasury while making home
ownership available to numerous of dollars of savings to the US, Treasury
while making home ownership available to numerous of persons of limited
means, through the purchase of houses for $1.00.
1971-1973 Vice President/Assisted Manager, Kaufman & Broad
Responsible for overall management of properties from Seattle to New
A portfolio in excess of $150 Million in 23 states. Sat on acquisition
team. Responsible for acquiring and rating possible acquisitions. Reported
to the President.
1972 -1973 Vice President/Senior Manager & Part Owner. Pollinger
Served as Senior or General Manager. Responsible for the overall
management of more than 1300 units.
Property representing more than $18 Million in investments. Determined
overall policy and procedures regarding tenant selection and management
1969-1973 President, Crawford Corporation, 601 Edgewood Terrace, N.E.
Assisted in the design and development of the city's first effort at
integrating all the housings programs on one site: D3, 236, Public Housing
Turnkey, and Public Housing Multifamily; Edgewood Terrace Complex.
1969-1973 Associate Professor, Howard University, School of
Taught Housing Problem Solving at the graduate school level.
1969-1973 Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Taught Successful Housing Management
1969-1973 Lecturer. National Association of Home Builders
Successful Housing Management
1969-1973 Consultant to Kate Maramont, Representative Victor Degrozia,
1969-1973 Consultant to Department of Defense, Commander, Navy Yard
1969-1973 Consultant to Developers and Owners throughout the Country
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H.R. Crawford, is currently the President of
Crawford/Edgewood Managers, Inc., a property management firm established
in 1979. In 1992, Mr. Crawford hounded Access Housing, a non-profit
foundation dedicated to the development and administration of affordable
housing, social services, for low to moderate income families.
For twelve years, from 1980 through 1992, Mr. Crawford
served as a member of the Council of the District of Columbia,
representing Ward 7 in the Far Northeast/Southeast area of the City.
During his tenure as a member of the City Council, he chaired several
committees, including the Committee on Human Services. Mr. Crawford also
served three terms on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments,
as both Chairman and President, during this period.
Mr. Crawford has a history of leadership and service in
numerous civic organizations. He has served as chairman of the following:
Eleventh Police Precinct Citizens Advisory Council, District of Columbia
Neighborhood Planning Councils, Sixth District Police Citizens Advisory
Council. He served as President of Anacostia Citizens and Merchants, Inc.,
Eastern Branch Kiwanis Club and presently serves as the President of
National Association of Real Estate Brokers, D.C. Mr. Crawford has also
served as Treasurer of the Junior Education. He was Director of the Public
Employees Relations Board, the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
and the Urban Rehabilitation Corporation, Archdiocese of Washington. He
presently serves as first Vice President of the D.C. Chapter NAACP.
Previously, Mr. Crawford was Vice President of the
Pollinger-Crawford Corporation, where he was responsible for the
management of 3500 housing units. As Vice President of Kaufman and Broad
Asset Management, Inc., Mr. Crawford was responsible for the day to day
operations of American Housing Partners, which managed 70,000 units in 23
cities. Subsequently, Mr. Crawford was President of H.R. Crawford, .I
Inc., a management and development t firm which managed the largest single
government-assisted development of its type in the District of Columbia -
the Edgewood Terrace Complex.
Selected in 7973 by President Richard M. Nixon and
served as Assistant Secretary of Housing Management from 2973 to 1976. Mr.
Crawford directed all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
programs that related to the financial and operational management of
housing, including the management of contracts for interest reduction arid
rent supplement; college and elderly housing programs; management of low
rent public housing projects; tenant and counseling services; management
and disposition of properties acquired by the Secretary through
foreclosures and defaults; and the servicing of properties under all
HUD-FHA multifamily mortgage insurance programs.
Mr. Crawford was given a citation by President Richard
M. Nixon for "Exceptional Service to Others in the Finest American
Tradition." He was recommended for this honor by the District of
Columbia Government, both for his property management success in assisting
low-income families in need of adequate housing and his deep involvement
in improving the quality of life for others.
Mr. Crawford, the first Afro American was awarded the
J. Wallace Paletou Award, the highest honor achievable in the profession,
by the Institute of Real Estate Management. The institute also named him
Manager of the Year for ? 974. Mr. Crawford has received the Outstanding
Achievement Award from the National Association of Real Estate Brokers,
the Omega Tau Realtors and the Professional Property Managers Association
award in 1982.
Mr. Crawford's professional affiliations include the
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM); the first Afro American in
Region (2nd Country) to be certified as Property Manager (CPM) in 1969,
Builders, Owners and Managers Association (BOMA); National Association of
Housing Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO); Professional Property Managers
Association (PMA); Washington Board of Realtors; Washington Real Estate
Brokers, and the National Association of Home Builders. He is currently
President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Washington,
Mr. Crawford graduated from Chicago State University
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and political science, and was
awarded an honorary law degree by the North Carolina Agricultural and
Technical State University. He is also a Disabled Veteran in United States
Airforce, served 1957 to 1965.