Grace Buckley is retired, after a 45 year career in affordable housing and community development in the non-profit and public sectors in Denver, Colorado and other states.
At Mercy Housing, a national nonprofit housing organization, she was responsible for the acquisition and rehabilitation of federally subsidized rental housing on a national level.
As Director of the Rocky Mountain office of a national non-profit organization, “NeighborWorks”, she managed funding and technical assistance for a network of local non-profit community development organizations.
She worked for 15 years for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) as Director of Rental Housing and in other capacities, where she raised capital, and developed and oversaw multifamily financing and the allocation of federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits.
Early in her career, Grace managed neighborhood development programs for the City of Denver.
Grace has a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has served on a number of nonprofit and public sector boards of directors in her field, including the Colorado Community Land Trust, the Mercy Loan Fund, the CHFA Tax Credit Advisory Committee and the Denver Housing Authority.