Callahan Seltzer is Acting Director of Housing at LISC. She is based in Washington, D.C. and leads LISC’s national work to create effective systems for affordable housing production, to attract private-sector capital, and to strengthen the affordable housing industry. Her work as an urban planner and real estate professional focuses on equitable development practices that grow the economic, environmental, and social health of cities. Upon joining LISC in 2007, Callahan was charged with guiding and implementing affordable housing preservation transactions across the country. In 2014, she formed an independent consulting practice guiding nonprofit and social enterprise clients with real estate transactions.
Callahan holds a BA in Politics and Government from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Masters from Georgetown, and a Masters Degree from MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning.
Matthew Leber has over 15 years of progressive community development, real estate finance and banking experience. With LISC Housing, Matthew directs the team’s debt and equity fund activities, including business development, capital raise, underwriting and structuring. Additionally, he provides strategic guidance, TA and development expertise to LISC’s local office network, affordable housing developers and community‐based organizations across the country. Prior to joining the National Housing Team, Matt worked for both the New York City and Buffalo local LISC programs, with a strategic focus on LISC NYC’s New Market Tax Credit program, lending, statewide affordable housing preservation programs and homeownership/foreclosure issues. Previously, Matt held a variety of roles at HSBC Bank USA, including community development finance, capital markets syndications, operations and customer service.
Since joining LISC in 2011 Kwofi directly deployed LISC’s lending activity, supporting affordable housing, economic development and community projects, in urban markets throughout California, Arizona, Washington State and Texas.
Prior to joining LISC, he oversaw the District of Columbia’s Tenant Purchase Program helping to finance and train residents as they purchased and managed their own apartment buildings and coops.
A community development professional, Kwofi is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, TN, holds a law degree from Georgetown University and is a member of the California Bar. At Georgetown University Law Center, he spent two years working with the Harrison Institute for Public Law.
Lillyanne Alexander is a Senior Program Officer with the LISC national housing team and provides assistance to nonprofits and public housing authorities on HUD-related matters. Ms. Alexander joined LISC in 2007 as Assistant General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer for LISC NYC. In that capacity, Ms. Alexander provided legal guidance to LISC NYC and the New York Equity Fund on low income housing tax credit syndication closings, LISC loan closings, and other real estate development matters. Ms. Alexander also served as corporate and construction counsel to LISC affiliates that provided home repair services for families devastated by natural disasters. Prior to joining LISC, Ms. Alexander worked as an attorney for the U.S. Development and Housing Development for seven years. Ms. Alexander obtained her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Yale College.
In her new role, Monica will be working on various funds and other projects. She recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Masters in Community Planning and a certificate in Real Estate. Before joining LISC, she worked as a community engagement coordinator for Kids in New Directions, an after-school educational nonprofit dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for children in Dayton, Ohio.