Affordable Housing Advisory Council

The 12-member Affordable Housing Advisory Council (AHAC), comprised of housing and community development leaders from throughout FHLBI's District, meet quarterly with staff and representatives of FHLBI Board of Directors to advise the bank on low- and moderate-income housing programs and housing needs in Indiana and Michigan. Council members are appointed by the FHLBI Board of Directors to serve for terms of three years.

AHAC operates according to its charter. Members, community organizations, or any other interested parties may nominate qualified individuals for the Advisory Council.  To nominate an individual to the council, please complete and submit the 2022 AHAC Nomination form.

Background checks will be performed on all individuals who accept an AHAC nomination.

  • Guy

    George Guy, III

    Fort Wayne Housing Authority Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
    Fort Wayne IN

    Chair

    George Guy, III is the CEO/Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority. The Fort Wayne Housing Authority is the local administrative agency for housing assistance programs funded by HUD. George has had over 15 years of leadership expertise as a housing authoirty executive including managing, overseeing and developing multi-level, multi-family affordable housing in Indiana and Illinois.
  • Jermain Ruffin

    Jermaine R. Ruffin

    Invest Detroit Vice President of Neighborhoods
    Detroit MI

    Vice Chair

    Jermaine R. Ruffin is Vice President with the Neighborhoods Team at Invest Detroit (CDFI). Jermaine oversees the implementation of strategic neighborhood investment and equitable development. Jermaine has held various positions in the fields of community and economic development including roles with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Most recently, he was the Associate Director for Equitable Planning & Legislative Affairs (Planning & Development) and prior to that, was the Director of Development-West (Housing & Revitalization) with the City of Detroit.
  • Bohatch

    Connie Bohatch

    City of Grand Rapids, Managing Director of Community Services
    Grand Rapids MI

    Member

    Connie currently leads the Community Development Services Group for the City of Grand Rapids. In her role, she is responsible for allocating and administering $10-15 million of federal funds including Community Block Grant funding, HOME investment partnerships, and Lead Based Paint Hazard grants. She has over 25 years of community development experience working with low- and moderate-income housing.
  • Sherry Early Aden

    Sherry Early-Aden

    Incremental Development Executive Director
    Fort Wayne IN

    Member

    Sherry Early-Aden is the Executive Director of Incremental Development (IncDev). In her role, Sherry is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the organization, providing executive direction of all program strategy, compliance, quality assurance, and program efficiency. She has over twenty years of direct experience working in the field of Community and Economic Development. Prior to joining IncDev, Sherry served as the Vice President of Operations and Community Economic Development for Brightpoint, a community action agency in northeast Indiana.
  • Frey Eric

    Eric Frey

    Administrative Resources Association and Southern Indiana Housing Community Development Corp. Executive Director
    Columbus IN

    Member

    Eric is the Executive Director of the Administrative Resources association, as well as the Southern Indiana Housing Community Development Corporation. In both roles Eric works to secure and administer grant funding for the development of housing and community economic development projects. Eric is involved in a number of Housing related committees and organizations throughout Southern Indiana and is a certified CDBG grant professional.

2021 AHAC Report Thumbnail image

See the 2021 Annual Report of our Affordable Housing Advisory Council, which advises the bank on low- and moderate-income housing programs and housing needs in Indiana and Michigan.