ULI Baltimore: Affordable Housing Committee - Where Need Meets Opportunity


2022-09-20T15:30:00 - 2022-09-20T19:30:00

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    Hear from Michael Spotts, President of Neighborhood Fundamentals and Melissa Bondi, Mid-Atlantic State and Local Policy Director for Enterprise Community Partners at the one of the newest Affordable Housing Developments in Maryland.

    These two dynamic speakers will discuss federal and regional housing laws and index data, emerging best practices, policy, and funding in the Affordable Housing market.



    Melissa Bondi

    Mid-Atlantic State and Local Policy Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners

    Melissa Bondi serves as the Mid-Atlantic State and Local Policy Director for Enterprise Community Partners, analyzing federal and regional housing laws, initiatives, and emerging best practices. She directs partnerships, coalitions, and campaigns in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Melissa has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit public policy, advocacy, and program implementation. She specializes in community development and the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. She also pursues long-term, strategic improvements to achieve greater racial equity and economic sustainability for households and communities. --- For nearly 40 years, Enterprise Community Partners has been a national leader in making home and community places of pride, power and belonging, and platforms for resilience and upward mobility for all. We support community development organizations on the ground. We aggregate and invest capital for impact in homes and communities. We advance housing policy at every level of government. We build and manage communities ourselves. Everything we do is informed by the residents we serve. Since 1982, we have invested $44 billion and created 781,000 homes across all 50 states - all to make home and community places of pride, power and belonging.


    Michael Spotts

    Senior Visiting Research Fellow|ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing, Urban Land Institute

    Michael A. Spotts is the founder and President of Neighborhood Fundamentals, LLC and serves as the Senior Visiting Research Fellow for the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. He has over 15 years of experience providing research and technical assistance to on-the-ground practitioners in both the public and private sectors, at every level of government, and in urban, suburban and rural areas. Prior to founding Neighborhood Fundamentals, he worked for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. from 2009-2017 as part of the Public Policy team. During this time, he conducted research and analysis of affordable housing and community development policies. Michael serves as a member of the board of directors for the Arlington (Va.) Partnership for Affordable Housing and the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance.