DENVER—Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), one of the nation’s largest affordable housing nonprofits, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dee Walsh as the Executive Vice President, Chief Officer of Strategic Development. This is a new executive position charged with overseeing the work of the Mercy Loan Fund and MHI’s four regional offices. Walsh’s experience of innovation in community development and real estate finance will support MHI to meet the goals of developing and owning affordable housing for seniors, veterans, families and those with special needs.
Previously, Walsh held leadership positions with the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH), REACH Community Development (RCD), and Housing Partnership Network (HPN), giving her broad experience in affordable housing development and finance.
“We’re excited to have an industry leader like Dee to help Mercy Housing continue leading the growth and preservation of affordable housing. Her vast experience and creativity will be an asset for our organization.” Jane Graf- Mercy Housing, Inc. President and CEO
About Mercy Housing – Mercy Housing is a leading national affordable housing nonprofit headquartered in Denver, Colo. Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1981, and in operation in 41 states, MHI has 35 years’ experience developing, preserving, managing, and financing affordable housing.
Mercy Housing‘s Regional Offices are located around the nation; they are responsible for the organization’s real estate development, resident services, fundraising activities and community relations. Each Regional Office is directed by a regional board and president.
About Mercy Loan Fund- Mercy Loan Fund is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focusing exclusively on funding affordable housing and essential community infrastructure projects that support affordable housing for three decades. By collaborating with socially-responsible developers, Mercy Loan Fund has helps finance the development of single and multifamily homes for rental and homeownership. These developments help a variety of people including low-income families, the working poor, seniors, farm workers, people who have experienced homelessness, and people with special needs. Mercy Loan Fund is a subsidiary of Mercy Housing. www.mercyloanfund.org.