Monday, August 27, 2007

Michael Bodaken, President of the National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation, entertained students in the Housing Finance class recently with the story of how he ended up in community development, via tenant organizing in Topeka, Kansas, and a stint as the Housing/Community Reinvestment Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles. Michael spent most of the class describing two recent housing preservation projects in which NHT has been engaged. Both projects incorporated green materials and energy saving investments that will help maintain affordability in the long term.

Michael also spoke to students in the Poverty, Planning, and Public Policy seminar.

While Michael was on campus, he additionally addressed a group of local affordable housing advocates at a meeting organized by the Johnson County Housing Trust Fund and FAIR!