What Is Affordable Housing and Why Does It Matter

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11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenter: Eileen Wirth – CPM®

There are many misconceptions of affordable housing.  This session will provide insight into affordable housing over the years, the impact housing has on individuals and society and explore how affordable housing should be addressed.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the depth and scope of the current affordable housing need
  • Learn about the various programs that designate housing as affordable and how these programs evolved
  • Understand better the impact of insufficient or inadequate housing

Eileen Wirth Eileen Wirth, President & CEO of MEND Inc., has focused her career on affordable and subsidized housing.   Her employment started at the NJ State Housing Finance Agency, and in the ensuing 30 years advanced her career through positions at both for profit and non-profit housing developers and managers both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Ms. Wirth earned her BCS with a concentration in Finance, from what was then Rider College, in 1988, and obtained her MBA from Rider University in 1995.  In addition to her MBA Ms. Wirth holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM)® designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the Housing Credit Compliance Professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Specialist in Housing Credit Management, and National Affordable Housing Professional Executive designations from the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA).

Ms. Wirth has served as a member of the IREM Federal Housing Advisory Board since 2014, is currently an IREM Governing Councilor and member of the IREM Foundation Board of Directors.

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