February 22, 2019
We are excited to announce the appointment of our new Board Chair, Beth Voltz, as of January 1, 2019. In her role as Board Chair, Beth will head up the board of directors and provide continued guidance for the organization as it works to bring more affordable housing options to the Triangle.
She says, “I’m honored to hold this position and fortunate to work with other dedicated board volunteers and committed staff to make a difference in the lives of Triangle residents. I look forward to serving as a resource as we work collaboratively on new developments in the area.”
A Raleigh native, Beth has worked in the city as a commercial real estate attorney for 21 years, which gives her a unique perspective about how our community is evolving. “Through my work, I’ve seen the number of residents, in downtown Raleigh particularly, that have been displaced from their homes as for-profit developers move into the area. I try to find the balance between doing my job well and supporting efforts to increase affordable housing opportunities in our community, which is what brought me to DHIC,” says Beth.
She met DHIC President, Gregg Warren, and Natalie Britt, VP of Real Estate Development, while working with the Town of Cary, which was helping to fund one of DHIC’s developments. She was serving on another board at the time, but she knew right away that she’d like to join DHIC’s board down the road.
“I took a break from serving on non-profit boards for a bit, and then I connected with Gregg again to get an update on DHIC’s work and their board needs. Luckily, the timing was right and opportunities on the board were available. I was appointed to the DHIC Board of Directors by the Raleigh City Council in January 2014 and I haven’t looked back,” she says.
Beth will serve as Board Chair through the end of 2020 and during her tenure, she hopes to focus on maintaining the high-quality development work that DHIC is known for and pursuing partnerships with other developers, non-profit organizations and municipalities in the Triangle.
In 2019, DHIC will begin construction on Beacon Ridge, 120 apartment homes co-located on the Southeast Raleigh YMCA site, and Willard Street, 82 apartment homes in Durham in partnership with Self-Help; close financing for the Capital Towers project to begin the rehab of 297 apartment homes for seniors; finalize plans for the remaining land at Washington Terrace; and dedicate The Village at Washington Terrace and Booker Park North at Washington Terrace.
She says, “With a dedicated board and an incredibly passionate staff, I am confident that we will continue to do impactful work in our community and for that reason, I look forward to my time as Chair of the Board and helping in any way that I can.”