Mary Anderson Receives HCCP of the Year Award
Mary Anderson has been named the 2006 Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) of the Year, as part of NAHB’s Pillars of the Industry Awards program.
“I’m truly honored to be named HCCP of the Year,” said Anderson. “I hold many designations, but the HCCP is the one that indicates my highest level of competency and knowledge in the affordable housing industry.” Anderson took the HCCP exam in 1999 while working for the Midwest Housing Equity Group (MHEG) and she was among the first to earn the designation. The exam requires proficiency in all areas of the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) industry.
The Midwest Housing Equity Group has been responsible for placing more than $250 million in equity and developing more than 2,500 affordable housing units. Anderson is considered one of the group’s founders, according to Marilyn Ross, executive director of Holy Name Housing Corporation. In the process of working for the organization and doing whatever she could to promote affordable housing opportunities, Anderson learned every aspect of the low-income tax credit program: compliance, property and financial management and marketing.
At MHEG, Anderson oversaw the compliance management of more than 125 projects and 3,250 units and developed expertise in the nuances of tax credit guidelines in the four states included in the group’s portfolio.
Anderson is a frequent speaker at conferences by the National Council of State Housing Agencies and other industry organizations and she currently helps put tax credit deals together as a development specialist and the director of compliance at Prime Development in Bellevue, Neb., a multipurpose agency that functions as a developer and a management company.
Anderson says that working toward the HCCP designation provided her with comprehensive knowledge of the intricacies of the tax-credit business.
The HCCP designation program continues to grow, commanding the respect of developers, property managers, asset managers and others in the LIHTC industry.
For information on receiving the HCCP designation, call 800-368-5242 x8154.
To submit a nomination for the 2007 HCCP of the Year award, e-mail Carmel McGuire at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8207.