Morise Duffin brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in banking & finance, managing and directing programs that assist low to moderate income families in Louisiana with affordable housing assistance and has effectively lead project teams to construct over 400 units of housing developments for low to moderate income families to have decent, safe , affordable housing. He currently serves as LHC’s Community Development Officer leading it’s new Community Connections Initiative.
He began his career in banking and finance and transitioned to the Housing arena as the Manager of the Single Family program with the former Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA), now the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC). Morise ‘s personal interest in community development has been reflected in his service as Vice President of the Community Revitalization & Development (CR&D) Standing Committee for the Louisiana Housing Council and his participation in the City of Baton Rouge and EBR Parish Housing Authority’s national Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) planning grant. He worked with City, State and Federal partners to plan redevelopment of the CNI designated area for Baton Rouge by focusing on three major components of Redevelopment which are People, Neighborhood and Housing.
In his current capacity leading LHC’s Community Connections Initiative, he establishes relationships with community members across the State of Louisiana and severs as liaison between the LHC and community entities and citizens as they work to establish housing as a means to strengthen communities.