CIHA’s Carol Gore Named to U.S. Census Bureau Committee
ANCHORAGE, AK, JUNE 28, 2013 – The National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations has named Carol Gore, Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s (CIHA) President and CEO, as their newest member. Gore was one of 10 new members of the committee announced by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, giving Alaska a national voice on census data and housing issues.
The National Advisory Committee was established in March 2012 and is composed of 32 individuals who counsel the Census Bureau on variables that impact the accuracy and cost of processes used by the Bureau. Gore will help the committee measure the effects of cultural patterns and evaluate the statistical needs of especially hard-to-count populations that exist in Alaska and across the country. These populations pose challenges for the Census Bureau as it tries to produce an accurate representation of the country’s people in order to provide relevant information for federal, state and local governments along with businesses and industries that increasingly rely on precise statistics.
“I’m honored that the Advisory Committee has chosen me for this position,” said Gore. “CIHA looks beyond housing toward building strong communities, and having a voice in Alaska to help us reach those who have not traditionally been reached will allow our residents to be counted when our government is considering the allocation of funds and services.”
Gore was chosen for the committee based on her expertise in Alaska’s unique geography and demographics and her experience in developing region-wide strategies for producing quality, affordable housing and programs at CIHA. Along with the rest of the committee, her advice will be crucial to planning decisions for neighborhood investments that can have a substantial impact on Alaska’s communities, including the need for housing, infrastructure, business, jobs and education.
As president and chief executive officer of CIHA, Gore's leadership has relied on census and other data to map a new strategic direction for the authority to aggressively develop quality, affordable housing and affordable housing programs throughout Southcentral Alaska.
Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s mission is to create housing opportunities that empower our people and build our community.