Affordable Housing Finance is honoring 12 hardworking and dedicated individuals who are among the next generation of affordable housing and community development leaders.

These outstanding individuals under 40 represent for-profit and nonprofit developers, financial providers, and policymakers in the affordable housing community. They were nominated by their colleagues and chosen by the editors of Affordable Housing Finance. They will be featured in the September issue of Affordable Housing Finance.

Affordable Housing Finance’s 2009 Young Leaders:

Brooke Boston

Deputy Executive Director for Community Based Programs and Recovery Act Accountability and Oversight

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Austin, Texas

Dana Bourland

Vice President of Green Initiatives

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Columbia, Md.

Jennifer Erixon


Mercy Housing Colorado

Denver, Colo.

Joe Keeper

Housing Director

Native American Connections

Phoenix, Ariz.

Saki Middleton

Partner Acquisitions/Development

Related California

Irvine, Calif.

Chris Papamichael


The Domain Cos.

New York City, N.Y.

Richelle “Shelly” Patton


PRI Development Services, LLC

Decatur, Ga.

Matthew Schwartz


The Domain Cos.

New York City, N.Y.

Aaron Seybert

Community Development Specialist

Great Lakes Capital Fund

Lansing, Mich.

Lisa M. Stephens

Regional Vice President

Pinnacle Housing Group

Miami, Fla.

Gabriel Torres

Vice President of Operations

Central Coast Residential Builders, a subsidiary of CHISPA,Inc.

Salinas, Calif.

Jonathan Trutt

Housing Director

Northwest Housing Alternatives

Milwaukie, Ore.