affordable housing



During my 15 years in the affordable housing profession I have developed, managed, built and funded affordable rental housing. I have worked with nonprofits, forproifts and the Federal governent. I understand the borrower/developer and the funder/lender sides of the bussiness. I have developed as well as worked to reform housing policy. Following is a brief summary of my most recent industry experience.


9/2000 to 6/2003

USDA, Rural Housing Service, Washington, DC.
Senior Loan Specialist.

Managed a multi-million dollar Federal housing program. Reviewed and underwrote multi-family housing loan/grant applications. Developed or amended policy and regulations for all RHS multi-family housing programs. Represented Rural Housing Service and served as subject matter expert and speaker at various meetings and conferences. Interacted with the public, stakeholders and other government entities. Conducted on-site housing project inspections and evaluations. Provided training to RHS field staff in multi-family housing topics. Drafted reports, conducted research and provided background information requests on multi-family housing for the Secretary of Agriculture, the Under Secretary for Rural Development and the Rural Housing Service Administrator. Developed working relationships with hundreds of RHS field staff, RHS National Office personnel, industry representatives, Congressional staff, housing advocates, stakeholders and constituents.

Special Assignments

Developed and delivered a demonstration housing program for agriculture, aquaculture, and seafood processor workers authorized by Congress in FY2001. Served as co-facilitator, researcher and report writer for the 2002 RHS Multi-Family Housing Task Force. The task force studied the section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program and developed a concept paper for the Under Secretary for Rural Development proposing program modifications which will allow for more efficient delivery of the program.


4/1996 to 9/2000

NCALL Research, Inc., Dover, DE.
Housing Development Specialist.

Provided affordable housing development technical assistance to several non-profit housing organizations throughout the Delmarva Peninsula in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Duties included site search and analysis, planning and zoning issues, market and financial feasibility analysis, loan and grant packaging, supervising development team, and construction/rent-up oversight. Participated in national housing policy working groups for the Rural Housing Service and housing advocacy groups.


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