Dr. Alveda C. King is a National Spokesperson for the UHOUSI Initiative and Founder of Alveda King Ministries. She is the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and daughter of civil rights activist A.D. King and his wife, Naomi Barber King. King formerly served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a 2011 recipient of the Life Prize Award, the 2011 Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award and the 2011 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Civil Rights Award. Dr. King has a Master of Arts Degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University and received an honorary Doctorate of Law Degree from Saint Anselm College. She is a best-selling author and Fox News Channel contributor. Dr. King has been passionate about fair access to housing from a young age. During the Civil Rights Movement, she was jailed while attending the Chicago Open Housing Movement in 1966. This movement contributed to Congress passing the 1968 Fair Housing Act. As a National Spokesperson for the UHOUSI Initiative, Dr. King advocates for the increase of homeownership within minority communities. She believes all credit-worthy borrowers should have access to fair and equitable housing, which increases intergenerational wealth in communities of color.
Bishop Harry R. Jackson is the National Co-Chair of the UHOUSI Initiative, Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, MD, the presiding Bishop of International Communion of Evangelical Churches, and Founder and President of High Impact Leadership Coalition. Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Williams College and a MBA from Harvard Business School. He has featured articles in the Washington Post, New York Times, the Associated Press, and many other publications as well as authoring several books. He has appeared on CBS Nightly News, BET, the O’Reilly Factor on FOX, CBN, CBS, MSNBC and TBN. He is one of the chief conveners of The Reconciled Church, an effort to heal the racial division first in the church and then the nation. His secular work experience includes positions in several Fortune 500 companies. Jackson considers the most significant civil rights issue of our generation to be the wealth gap within the minority community. He is passionate about helping minorities achieve intergenerational wealth through the building of equity with homeownership. He believes becoming a homeowner, and passing equity to the next generation can begin the process of transformation and wealth creation in minority communities. As National Co-Chair, Jackson is passionate about the UHOUSI Initiative’s commitment to provide down payment assistance to credit worthy borrowers. These homeowners will to begin to create intergenerational wealth for their families, changing the prosperity of minority communities.
Dr. Phillip G. Goudeaux is the National Co-Chair of the UHOUSI Initiative, and Founder of Calvary Christian Center in Sacramento, CA. This multicultural ministry celebrated its 40th year of service in March 2020. His ministry also includes seven additional campus locations in Northern California. Dr. Goudeaux also founded the National Christian Chamber of Commerce, which provides resources to the Christian business community. He also oversees a ministry for homeless Californians called SafeHaven and a Men and Women’s Drug Program. Dr. Goudeaux received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from California State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Pacific Coast Bible College and an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Northwest London University. In addition to being a committed Pastor, Dr. Goudeaux is also an accomplished author, civic leader and international speaker. He was appointed by President Bush to serve as an Advisory Board member on the Committee for the Restoration of Black Families. Dr. Goudeaux has received many esteemed awards for his years of committed service including: International Convention of Faith Ministries District Director of the Year (1990 and 1991), the 1995 California State Senate Certificate of Recognition of Faithful Ministry, the 2006 President’s Call to Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation by President Bush, and numerous others. As National Co-Chair for the UHOUSI Initiative, Dr. Goudeaux seeks to increase responsible homeownership among the minority and millennial community. He believes homeownership is a critical contributor to wealth accumulation, especially in the African American community.
Attorney Don F. Harris is Senior Advisor for the UHOUSI Initiative and Outside Counsel to its sponsor, the Chenoa Fund. Mr. Harris attended Wittenberg University and was a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He then attended the University of California, Davis School of Law. As an attorney, Mr. Harris specializes in nonprofit law with an emphasis in public charity, religious organization and affordable housing law. He is the founder and first Chairman and CEO of the Nehemiah Corporation of America, a national faith-based nonprofit organization, and has been recognized as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Real Estate” by REALTOR Magazine and one of America’s leading “Social Entrepreneurs” by Fast Company Magazine.