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West Side Neighborhood Housing Services and Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services are pleased to announce the appointment of Edwin Jackson, Jr. as Executive Director. Mr. Jackson brings many years of experience in housing finance, community development, and leadership to the Executive Director position at the two organizations, who share staff and programs to provide safe, affordable and sustainable housing opportunities.

Mr. Jackson moves to this position from his role as Collections and Loan Portfolio Manager at West Side & Black Rock-Riverside NHS, where he managed more than $5.1 million in organization assets. He has led the groups’ Foreclosure Prevention program since 2011, and has been instrumental in growing that program to serve more than 400 homeowners in financial crisis. Prior to his work at West Side & Black Rock-Riverside NHS, he was an award-winning manager within Bank of America’s Home Loan division.

Mr. Jackson is a committed advocate of economic empowerment and community development, and currently serves on the Erie County Fair Housing Partnership Board of Directors. He has also served as a Director on the board of the East Side Redevelopment Task Force. He lives in Buffalo with his wife Denine and is father to two wonderful sons, Isaiah and Anderson.