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Our Founder: Leon N. Weiner

Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc. is a proud advocate for a fair and equitable business and regulatory environment for all American homebuilders. We honor the vision of our founder Leon N. Weiner (1920-2002) by continuing to develop affordable housing for senior citizens and families of moderate means. Leon advocated tirelessly for affordable housing in the U.S. and is remembered as “the conscience of housing in America” by the National Association of Home Builders.

Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc. built Delaware’s first integrated subdivision and has provided almost 10,000 affordable homes and apartments in 9 states and the District of Columbia.

During Leon’s prodigious career, he was twice named “Fair Housing Person of the Year” by the National Housing Conference and named “Fair Housing Person of the Year” by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He was inducted into the Housing Hall of Fame alongside James Rouse, the pioneering urban planner and William Levitt, the “father of modern suburbia”.

Leon made his mark on the industry early and was appointed to the Kaiser Commission on Urban Housing by President Lyndon Johnson, which led to the cornerstone Housing Act of 1968. Later, he served on the White House Commission on Aging and the National Committee against Discrimination in Housing. He was a Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank, President of the National Association of Home Builders, President of the National Housing Conference, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships.