Thomas G. Vaccaro
Senior Vice President & Corporate Secretary Institutional Advancement &

The NHP Foundation

Thomas G. Vaccaro’s primary focus at The NHP Foundation (NHPF) is directing the Office of Institutional Advancement. The application of his skills and experience at NHPF has been the culmination of a career focused on homelessness and affordable housing. For over ten years at NHPF, Vaccaro has been identifying, cultivating and securing funding for the rehabilitation, acquisition, maintenance, and support services of more than 6,000 units of affordable housing in 14 states and the District of Columbia. He develops and implements short- and long-term funding and marketing plans that support NHPF’s mission of preserving and creating affordable housing for low- to moderate-income families and seniors. The focus of his undergraduate studies (B.A., Psychology) was on homelessness and domestic violence. His professional expertise in reaching those in need of affordable housing began with his work in three facilities (all concurrent)—which focused on housing for families, men, and victims of domestic violence—along with a feeding program. Mr. Vaccaro then worked in Omaha, Nebraska, for the Salvation Army’s Western Division, which serves the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, and western Iowa. There, he skillfully directed the organization’s housing programs, which included an emergency shelter; a transitional housing program; an off-site scattered single-family transitional housing program; and a psychiatric housing program for the homeless. Vaccaro received HUD’s National Blue Ribbon Best Practice award for creating and chairing Omaha Area Continuum of Care For The Homeless – a two state four county consortium, and he was recognized by the United Way of the Midlands with its Leota G. Norton Community Service Award, for his efforts in establishing the Omaha Area Housing Continuum of Care. Mr. Vaccaro utilizes this history of service and dedication to help expand NHPF’s outreach and make safe, clean, affordable housing a possibility for more American families.