Asociacin Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation, was established in 1971, and has endeavored to fulfill its mission of assisting families achieve their full potential in life. This is accomplished through bi-lingual and culturally-sensitive community economic development strategies. Since 1990, APM’s Community and Economic Development (CED) branch of APM built 332 units of affordable and market rate rental housing, along with 150 units of homeownership without a single foreclosure, and obtained financial and real estate investments of $158 million in its eastern North Philadelphia community. APM has increased property values by 270%. Wealth creation through asset-building and education is a cornerstone of APM’s community and economic development strategy.
Reporting to and working closely with the COO, the Director of Housing Development is by nature ambitious, moves fast and is entrepreneurial in the pursuit of new affordable rental housing and homeownership developments. The Director will lead and implement APM’s real estate development strategic goals, objectives, and priorities while developing a pipeline of affordable rental and homeownership developments. The individual will plan, organize, and manage all functions and activities of the Housing Development department, including activities and coordination with other APM departments, outside agencies, public officials, and the community. Responsible for originating, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of affordable housing project development – from deal origination and feasibility through construction, to stabilizing occupancy. Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation and joint ventures with other developers.