Harry D. Sewell
Harry D. Sewell has more than 30 years of public and private sector housing experience. During his professional career, he has held many executive-level positions in housing agencies on the east coast as well as senior positions within private sector development companies.
Within the public sector, Sewell has served as Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis. As Assistant Secretary for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, he ran the state's Housing Finance Agency increasing production in its single family and multifamily programs. He also led the effort for the first in the nation HFA sponsored pooled Capital Fund securitization transaction, and as Director of the Department of Real Estate and Housing in Wilmington, Delaware, he was credited with the innovative reuse of vacant city-owned properties through the creation of several homeownership programs.
Sewell's private sector experience also demonstrates his commitment to the production of affordable housing. Among the positions he has held are Program Manager for Mid-City Urban, LLC in Silver Spring, MD and Senior Vice President of A&R Management, Inc and Vice President of ABG Financial Services in Baltimore, Maryland. At Mid-City, he managed the Planned Unit Development approval process for the Arthur Capper HOPE VI project in SE Washington. As Vice President at ABG Financial Services in Baltimore, Maryland, he was responsible for originating, underwriting and closing over $75 million in multifamily loans using FHA Coinsurance and GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sewell has a B.A. in Labor Management Relations from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. He has served on several boards and held key positions in numerous industry organizations, some of which include: the National Organization of African Americans in Housing; the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition; the Philadelphia Housing Authority; the Quaker Hill Housing Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware; and the DC Local Initiative Support Corporation.