As Senior Developer at Avalon Housing, I work closely with the Director of Real Estate Development on a variety of housing development projects. We work with a variety of funding sources, including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), HOME funds from MSHDA and Washtenaw County, Federal Home Loan Bank--Affordable Housing Program, and private bank financing. While at Avalon, I have helped secure development, rehab and operations funding for 260 units of Permanent Supportive Housing. I am also responsible for applications and Annual Performance Reports submitted to HUD for HEARTH Act Homeless Programs funding.
As Senior Project Manager at Develop Detroit, I work closely with the Vice President for Real Estate on a variety of housing development projects. Develop Detroit is a newly formed real estate and housing development company focused on the revitalization of Detroit neighborhoods. Develop Detroit benefits from its affiliation with the Housing Partnership Network, a member-driven organization of 100 of the nation's leading housing and community development nonprofits that work locally, regionally and nationally to ensure that people have the opportunity to live in decent homes in vibrant communities. The mission of the Housing Partnership Network is to build affordable homes, better futures and vibrant communities for low- and moderate-income people through partnerships with our member organizations, the business sector, government, and philanthropic institutions.
I have worked in a variety of capacities with the Out-Wayne County Continuum of Care since 2014. I worked closely with the Collaborative Applicant to submit the Consolidated Application to HUD in response to the FY2014, FY2016, FY2017 and FY2018 NOFAs. Prior to engaging AppelWorks, the Continuum of Care had been operating without centralized planning support from HUD. In the FY2014 NOFA, the Consolidated Application successfully achieved the goal of gaining renewals for all existing homeless projects and securing--for the first time--a new Planning grant that supports core CoC operations. In the FY2016 NOFA, AppelWorks provided primary support for the Consolidated Application and facilitated the CoC process through the ranking and application process. Starting in 2016, AppelWorks began working with the CoC throughout the full year, with an emphasis on systems planning, obtaining additional resources and coordination amongst participating agencies.
I helped develop and implement supportive housing development trainings targeted for developers submitting projects for Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Michigan. The trainings focused on the integration of services and housing, MSHDA's specific requirements found in the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), and the key differences between Permanent Supportive Housing and conventional Low-Income Housing.