Advocating for safe and affordable housing for all has been a central theme of Henry’s legal career for over three decades. Since Henry joined 2Life Communities in 2020, we have benefited from his diverse experience in affordable housing development, civil rights, and a wide range of regulatory compliance matters.
Throughout his career, Henry has represented state agencies, municipalities, for-profit and nonprofit developers, property managers, and asset managers in such diverse areas as compliance with the civil rights and fair housing requirements of affordable housing programs, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. He is an expert on admission and occupancy standards for public, assisted, and low-income housing tax credit housing (including HUD's 4350.3 Multifamily Occupancy Handbook), lead-based paint compliance, the Uniform Relocation Act and other laws.
Henry has structured and negotiated complex, multi-faceted affordable housing transactions, using such forms of public financing as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, HOME, CDBG, Project-Based Housing Choice Vouchers, and assistance through legacy multifamily housing programs such as Section 236 and project-based Section 8 assistance.
He has a bachelor’s degree in human services from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law
“I am passionate about housing justice, ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity for a safe, comfortable, and affordable place to call home.”