Summers was appointed by the President on August 4, 1997 as the
Deputy Director of the White House Office of
National AIDS Policy, serving under its Director, Sandra
recently, Mr. Summers served as the Executive Director of the AIDS
Housing Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. As one of its
founders, Summers developed the organization into a nationally recognized
technical assistance provider and advocate for addressing the supported
housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. During his tenure,
the AIDS Housing Corporation helped develop over 32 congregate housing
programs as well as a statewide network of scattered-site rental
assistance. In addition, the agency raised more than $50 million
for innovative housing and supportive service programs for people
with HIV/AIDS and other special needs.
Prior to that (1989 to 1992), Summers was a Program Manager for
Housing Partnership (BHP), a model public-private partnership
supporting the development of affordable housing for the poor. While
at BHP, Summers supervised the redevelopment of more than 920 units
of housing in the most impoverished neighborhoods of Boston.
From 1984 to 1989, Summers served in a variety of capacities with
the Claremont Corporation, a for-profit developer of affordable
housing and office buildings in Massachusetts. Starting as a Financial
Analyst and leaving as a Vice President, Summers was responsible
for several multimillion-dollar development projects.
He has served in leadership positions with numerous organizations,
including co-chair of the Boston Ryan White HIV Services Planning
Council, president of the Boston AIDS Consortium, executive committee
member of Cities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR Coalition),
and board member of the National AIDS Housing Coalition. He has
presented testimony before Congress and the Massachusetts legislature
on the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS, led delegations
in meetings with cabinet officers, and presented at numerous conferences
nationally and internationally.
Summers has received commendations from the Mayor of Boston, the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Boston City Council, and the
Boston Fair Housing Commission. He has also co-written several publications,
books, and articles on AIDS and housing issues.
Mr. Summers is a 1982 graduate of Middlebury
College in Vermont, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in