Andrea R. Ponsor

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Andrea Ponsor is the president and CEO of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future. Previously, she was the federal policy director for Local Initiatives Support Corporation and before that, a principal at Hessel, Aluise and O’Leary P.C., a law firm with a national affordable housing practice, where she represented lenders, developers and management agents in affordable housing transactions and policy matters. She began her career as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Atlanta. Ms. Ponsor holds a JD degree from the University of Florida College of Law.
An aerial view of a large, four-story, U-shaped housing development, still being built, and surrounded by settled neighborhoods on the three sides that are visible. The roof is white and the various sections of the exterior walls are blue, tan, brick, or white. The ground around the structure is still raw dirt, with several trucks and machines in view.

Can Residents Get More Out of Tax Credit Housing?

Arrangements in which LIHTC tenants share in the development’s financial benefits, or become partial or full owners, are rare—but some properties have pulled them off. This scan of several examples shows the possibilities—and the conditions needed for them to succeed.