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.

CoverAHAC 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 2019 AHAC Nomination form.

See the 2018 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.

  • Hamilton-Allen

    Vicki Hamilton-Allen

    Habitat for Humanity Capital Region Executive Director
    Lansing MI


    Vicki is responsible for the full operations of Habitat for Humanity Capital Region. This includes community development, resource development, mortgage lending, program management, plus much more. She is responsible for identifying opportunities in the community both independently and through collaborations to offer affordable housing to the low to moderate income population. Vicki is current working on larger development discussions to deliver multi-family and mixed use projects with affordable finance options.
  • Paiano Anthony

    Anthony Paiano

    Alliance Architects Principal, Multifamily Housing Studio Leader
    South Bend Indiana


    Anthony Paiano focuses on the design development, construction document, and construction administration phases of multi-family developments as a Principal at Alliance Architects. Anthony has worked in multiple capacities including Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager on dozens of projects with affordable housing developers and public housing clients. He has worked on projects throughout both Michigan and Indiana including several Green Building projects.
  • Jermain Ruffin

    Jermaine Ruffin

    City of Detroit Director of Development
    Detroit MI


    As the Development Outreach Specialist for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Jermaine Ruffin focuses on seeking development opportunities for affordable and workforce housing projects across the state of Michigan. Jermaine has over a decade of community and economic development experience as a grant manager. He has also assisted with the development of Michigan’s placemaking curriculum and its statewide implementation.
  • Scott Erika

    Erika Scott

    Herman and Kittle Properties, Inc. Vice President, Development
    Indianapolis IN


    Erika Scott is the Vice President, Development at Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. In her role at Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc., Scott leads a team of eight professionals across nine states in managing the company's affordable multi-family housing developments. She has extensive experience in the field of affordable housing, having previously worked in a variety of development roles at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
  • Wildman Michele

    Michele Wildman

    Genesee County Land Bank Authority Executive Director
    Flint MI


    Michele is the Executive Director at the Genesee County Land Bank Authority. As Executive Director she is responsible for the overall management, operation, and protection of the organization’s financial assets. She also ensures compliance and applicable federal and state requirements. Michele has also worked with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. Her experience spans over a decade including her roles in senior leadership.