Hunt Expands FHA Team

Jeff Jones has joined Hunt Mortgage Group as senior vice president to help expand the firm’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lending platform. He will be responsible for originating FHA-insured loans of all program types and will assist the mortgage banking team with FHA loans for their clients.

Jones will be based in Hunt’s Dallas office and will report to Philip Melton, senior managing director.

Before joining Hunt, Jones was a senior vice president with ACRE Capital and prior to that spent six years with Walker Dunlop, where he specialized in hospital financing under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Sec. 242 program.

DSHA Names Director of Policy and Planning

Marlena Gibson has become the new director of policy and planning at the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA).

She joined the agency in 2007. As a management analyst and planner in DSHA’s policy and planning section, Gibson’s responsibilities have been housing research and needs assessment, strategic planning, policy and program analysis, and coordination of the consolidated plan process and reporting.

Great Lakes Announces New Employees

Great Lakes Capital Fund has added four employees at its Lansing, Mich., Headquarters.

Kristy Moore has joined the firm as its accounting manager.

Stephanie Stoll is an assistant underwriter. She will be involved in underwriting both low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and debt transactions.

Leigh Middleton has become assistant closing coordinator.

Elizabeth Blackwell is working part time as a marketing specialist after joining GLCF in May as an intern.

GLCF is a LIHTC syndicator and full-service community development finance institution that has been in operation for 21 years. It has invested in more than 575 affordable housing developments

Attorney Joins Moelis Institute Board

Aaron J. Yowell, an affordable housing attorney with Nixon Peabody, has joined the advisory board of the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy in New York City.

This coming year, the board will focus attention toward research on energy conservation in HUD-subsidized housing and studying the financial and physical health of affordable housing that received financing or subsidies from New York City under former Mayor Koch’s Ten-Year Plan.

In his practice, Yowell represents private, public, and nonprofit developers and real estate owners, with a focus on affordable housing developers.