Kelly Vickers has over 15 years of experience in affordable housing and community development.
His prior experience includes work in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Beginning at a small community bank in 2007, Vickers transitioned to affordable housing in 2010, following the financial crisis and amidst several newly created federal housing programs, when he joined the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. There he closed affordable housing developments using LIHTC, bond financing, HOME, TCAP, Section 1602, and NSP. He later joined Capital Impact Partners, providing the CDFI with expertise for their newly developed affordable housing programs, and managing a diverseportfolio of social impact investments in FQHC’s, charter schools, and mixed-use development utilizing NMTC’s. In 2018, as Associate Director of the Housing & Revitalization Department, he managed the City of Detroit’s affordable housing programs, eventually also taking on management of the City’s Section108 program, tax abatements, land sales, Choice Neighborhoods implementation grant, and CDBG-funded investments in parks, public infrastructure, and public facilities.