Dan Kent’s career in nonprofit leadership is focused on promoting social justice through housing and community economic development. Currently the President/CEO of Lantern Organization, he is leading the development of over 650 units or affordable housing, supportive housing, commercial space, and arts and culture space in Harlem, Brooklyn, and Hudson, NY. He is responsible for overseeing the operation of over 1,400 units of affordable/permanent supportive housing throughout New York City.
At Galvan Foundation, Dan led a grant making program, real estate development and operations, and formation of community partnerships. His work resulted in the creation of a library, senior center, two new school buildings with specialized education programs, a day care center, emergency shelter, and the preservation or creation of over 225 units of mixed income housing.
Dan was born and raised in Vermont. He received a bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Administration degree from University of Vermont.