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Debra L. Giffin, Consultant

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As a consultant, Debra is responsible for providing the asset management oversight and reporting to the Investor. Debra was recruited by the Executive Director of Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) to become its Director of Asset Management in 2001 and resigned in 2009 to form her own asset management consulting firm. Prior to her recruitment by MHDC, she had 10 years experience working for private developers in Columbia and Springfield, Missouri. Her responsibilities evolved into procurement and development, risk management, financial management, physical needs assessment, building disposition, and compliance monitoring of various federal and state affordable housing programs.

At Missouri Housing Development Commission her responsibilities included:

  • Managed a staff of 50 housing professionals
  • Directed the housing risk assessment process associated with the physical and fiscal condition and overall management of the agency loan portfolio
  • Initiated servicing workout plans and/or building dispositions and processed through resolution
  • Directed the successful administration of 320 HUD Section 8 contracts (25,000 units)
  • Directed the successful administration of 2,000 LIHTC properties (75,000 units)
  • Developed and published technical assistance manuals
  • Performed housing feasibility studies
  • Performed strategic planning
  • Developed business improvement plans
  • Fostered effective partnerships with various federal and state housing finance agencies to include the US Department of HUD and USDA Rural Development