With a career spanning more than 25 years in the housing industry, Bradley R. Sweazy serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Louisiana Housing Corporation. Under his leadership, the LHC restored the homebuyer program that had been offline for 18 months and earned over $2 million in profits its first year. Brad was also instrumental in created the corporation’s first statewide homebuyer counseling program.
Since starting his career with very humble beginnings as a groundskeeper working his way through college, Brad has worked with numerous federal and state programs, which focused on affordable housing, transportation, community revitalization, economic development, and disaster recovery.
Prior to joining the LHC, Brad served as the Chief Program Officer for the Kentucky Housing Corporation. In this role, he led a 250-member team and was instrumental in the agency earning recognition as one of the Top 10 housing finance agencies in the nation.
As the State’s Housing Program Manager, Brad oversaw $100 million in Disaster CDGB and NSP 1 and 3 funds. Through Brad’s efforts, HUD recognized Louisiana as the disaster housing best practice.
In his role as the East Baton Rouge Parish Director of Community Development, Brad protected millions of HUD funds from being recaptured, restored Community Housing Development Organizations partnership with the Office of Community Development, and established projects to address blight.
Brad has a passion for serving the community, and believes that by building strong public-private partnerships we can make positive forward progress to improve housing, strengthen communities, and ultimately changes lives.