Housing Finance Agency veteran joins ROC USA’s Board

CONCORD, N.H. – Masouda Omar of Momentus Capital has joined the ROC USA® Board of Directors.

Omar has more than 25 years of experience with two leading state housing finance agencies (HFAs) – the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, in small business, community development and affordable housing finance as well as program compliance. She has also served on the board of directors for several CDFIs and nonprofit organizations to advance affordable housing and community development. In January, Omar joined the Board of Directors at Hope Communities, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that strengthens communities and provides pathways to economic and personal opportunity through affordable housing, educational programs and support services.

“I am passionate about serving underestimated communities and delivering alternative financing solutions to help build inclusive communities,” she said. “The work that ROC USA is doing is central to creating opportunities for resident ownership and conserving generational housing stability. I’m excited to be part of this board.”

Omar is the head of the Small Business and Community Development Credit at Momentus Capital, based in Arlington, Va.

Capital Impact Partners, CDC Small Business Finance, Ventures Lending Technologies and Momentus Securities are part of the Momentus Capital branded family of organizations. Capital Impact Partners, then called NCB Capital Impact is one of ROC USA’s original LLC Members.

Omar has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and completed the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) Executive Leadership program at the University of Notre Dame. She is excited about the complex and challenging work ahead to provide affordable housing for manufactured housing communities across the country.

“The value proposition that ROC USA brings as a national organization is the ability to tap into different partners and resources that local, smaller nonprofits don’t have,” Omar said. “The challenge is how to increase the supply of housing stock to meet the continuum of affordable housing needs across the nation while preserving resident owned communities and leveraging the power of local partners. We have a proven model that works so how can we replicate it, customize it and tailor it to meet the needs of a community and its residents.”

She lives with her family in Littleton, Colo.