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Beacon Communities Announces New Vice President of Community Engagement

October 13, 2022




October 13, 2022


Contact: Jane McGrath


Beacon Communities Announces New Vice President of Community Engagement

Washina X. Ford to lead Beacon’s approach to innovative resident services


Boston, MA — Beacon Communities, an industry leader in affordable, market and mixed income property development, today announced it has hired Washina X. Ford as Vice President of Community Engagement.

In this role, Ms. Ford will lead the department, establishing best practices and creating innovative approaches to resident services in order to best meet the needs of all Beacon residents. Ms. Ford will play an integral role in setting the direction of Beacon’s resident services, and will work closely with colleagues across departments to build consensus and pilot new initiatives. She will also be instrumental in the creation of a set of metrics and outcomes developed to strengthen Beacon’s ability to share the impact of resident services.

Prior to her new role at Beacon, Ms. Ford spent over a decade at The Community Builders, a nonprofit developer of mixed-income housing. Ms. Ford started at The Community Builders as a Youth Support Specialist, ultimately holding five different roles across multiple regions before serving in her most recent role as Senior Director of Community Life. Out of the D.C. office, Ms. Ford developed and oversaw strategic plans and stakeholder engagements across six states.

“We at Beacon could not be more thrilled to have Washina on board,” said Aviva Rothman-Shore, Beacon’s Senior Vice President of Community Engagement. “With her wealth of prior experience and tangible enthusiasm, she is going to be an incredible asset to the team.”




About Beacon Communities LLC

Beacon Communities LLC is a privately owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages a wide range of multi-family housing. Their portfolio includes affordable housing, market rate housing and mixed income-housing. Their developments range from new construction, to historic adaptive reuse, to the renovation of existing housing. They take on challenging developments and make them succeed. Their driving passion is to create well-designed, healthy homes that improve the quality of life of their residents and enhance the neighborhoods in which they are located. For more information about Beacon Communities LLC please visit

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