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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors H.R. Crawford Confirmation Resolution of 2002
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of the Honorable H.R. Crawford to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors.

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
3195 Westover Drive, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
(Ward 7)

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.

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 immediately.

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H.R. Crawford, CPM
916 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D. C 20003
(202) 547-4300
(202) 583-7777 Home


Bachelor of Science, Chicago State University Political Science, Business

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 Estate Management

Designated RAM, Registered Apartment Manager, National Association of Home Builders

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

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.

1979-Present CEO, Crawford Edgewood Managers, Inc.
Responsible for developing policy and procedures for overall management of CEMI.

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 investors.

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 Manager.

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.

1976-1979 Consultant
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
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 Mexico.

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 & Crawford
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 policy.

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 Architecture
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, Chicago, .Illinois

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

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, D.C. Chapter.

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.

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