Jeffrey Paul May
Jeffrey Paul May is a national expert on fair housing planning and affordable housing. He is the principal of International Development and Planning, LLC. A minority-owned consulting firm that specializes in assisting: government agencies, nonprofits, and private clients with plans, studies, analyses, and strategies to develop and preserve community and economic development investments.
From 2008 to 2015, Mr. May has served as the Assistant Director of National Neighbors (NN), a program of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. His responsibilities were to provide oversight of all NN’s education, planning, compliance and enforcement activities occurring across the United States of America. In his previous post, he was the Project Director of the Fair Housing Program for DB Consulting Group, Inc. DB Consulting Group, Inc. is a minority-owned firm that provides support and technical assistance to federal agencies. Mr. May managed the firm’s fair housing investigation, research, planning, enforcement, and education activities throughout the country.
Prior to joining DB Consulting Group, Inc., he was the Municipal Services Consultant at Iconographx, Inc. His responsibilities were to provide clients with technical assistance, census data mapping and analysis services on affordable housing, fair housing, and urban and regional planning projects. Before joining Iconographx, Inc. he served as the Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC), a private non-profit organization established to address and eradicate housing discrimination throughout the state of Louisiana.
Mr. May previously was the Member Services Director at the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), an umbrella national civil rights organization made up of over eighty fair housing organizations across the country. His responsibilities were to provide technical assistance and support for investigation, education and administrative activities to all member organizations. Before NFHA, he was the Coordinator of Investigations at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC). At GNOFHAC, he conducted investigations and education trainings. Prior to working in fair housing, he was a case manager for Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority’s Supportive Housing program that served homeless individuals with substance abuse and mental health diagnoses.
Mr. May has conducted quantitative and qualitative data analyses for local, regional and national projects over the past ten years. Data collection tools utilized by Mr. May included interviews, focus groups, and surveys. He has applied statistical techniques such as descriptive statistics, regression and geographic data analysis on a variety of community and economic development projects. He is adept in the use of statistical and data analysis packages including SPSS, HMDAWare, ArcView GIS and Maptitutde.
In the past eighteen years of employment, Mr. May has received extensive training as a testing coordinator from the National Fair Housing Alliance and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in rental, real estate sales, homeowner’s insurance and mortgage lending investigations. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning. He was a member of the Fannie Mae Housing Impact Advisory Council, and the National Fair Housing Alliance’s Board of Directors. He has been a member of the national, community development division and state of Louisiana American Planning Associations.