National Leader to Speak on
Preservation of Affordable

Michael Bodaken, the president of the National Housing Trust
in Washington, D.C. will speak on April 24th at 7:00 PM in
Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. ?

Bodaken will speak on ?Affordable Multifamily Housing:
Exploring Solutions.? FAIR! and the Housing Trust Fund of
Johnson County are cosponsoring this community-wide forum. ?
An opportunity for questions and input from local experts will
also be provided. ?

Mr. Bodaken has been head of the Trust for more than
thirteen years. Under his guidance, the Trust has become the
primary national non-profit intermediary dedicated to the
preservation and improvement of affordable multifamily
homes. To date, his efforts have involved the preservation of
over 20,000 affordable multifamily apartments and homes,
requiring a combined acquisition and rehabilitation financing of
over $1 billion. He is a frequent moderator and panelist at
regional and national housing conferences concerning the
preservation of multifamily housing.

The event is free, open to the public and fully accessible.

Contacts: FAIR!/Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County ?
Websites: or
Contact Persons: Garry Klein and Andy Johnson
Telephone Numbers: 354-2600 or 331-0778/ 358-0212
About Michael Bodaken

Michael Bodaken serves both as President
of the National Housing Trust and
President and Treasurer of the National
Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation
Corporation. ?He has been largely
responsible for growing the organization to
become one of the key players in the
affordable housing preservation arena. ?
Mr. Bodaken?s efforts for the Trust have
directly led to the preservation and
improvement of over 20,000 apartments
throughout the nation, involving over $1
billion in financing. ?Additionally, Mr.
Bodaken serves as President of
NHT/Enterprise, an organization founded
by the Trust which owns and operates an
additional 3,000 affordable apartments in
eight states. ?The Trust engages in
preservation policy, as well as affordable
housing lending and development.
From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Bodaken served
as the Housing/Community Reinvestment
Coordinator (?Deputy Mayor?) for the City
of Los Angeles. ?In this position, Mr.
Bodaken provided budgetary, legislative
and policy assistance to city organizations
with annual budgets of more than $140
million, which were responsible for creation
and maintenance or over 15,000
affordable rental and homeowner units. ?
Mr. Bodaken is a member of the Advisory
Board of the Housing Development
Reporter, convener of the National
Preservation Working Group, a member of
the Executive Committees of the
Washington Area Housing Partnership,
National Housing Conference, Board
Member of the National Leased Housing
Association, Stewards for Affordable
Housing (SAHF), and the Washington Area
Housing Trust Fund. ?He is a frequent
guest lecturer and speaker at industry

About the National Housing
(202) 333-8931

At the National Housing Trust, we are
committed to safeguarding affordable
housing. The National Housing Trust
preserves and revitalizes affordable
apartments to better the quality of life for
the families and elderly who live there. We
believe preserving and safeguarding
existing affordable homes is the essential
first step in solving our nation's housing
dilemma. We are the only national
nonprofit engaged in housing preservation
through real estate development, lending,
and public policy.

About FAIR!

FAIR! is a progressive voice on local
issues of importance to Johnson County
residents. We work to build a sustainable,
livable, and humane community. We value
fairness, justice, equity, and open
government. FAIR! seeks to mobilize the
community through education, public
policy debate, and local electoral politics
by focusing on issues such as:

Equitable use of tax increment financing
Affordable housing
A living wage
Expanded public transit

About The Housing Trust Fund
of Johnson County (HTFJC)

The Housing Trust Fund of Johnson
County (HTFJC) is a private nonprofit
organization incorporated in 2002 by area
leaders who recognized both the need to
address the lack of affordable housing in
Johnson County, as well as the
opportunities represented by the creation
of the State Housing Trust Fund and the
campaign to create a National Housing
Trust Fund.

Our goal is to alleviate the shortage of
affordable housing in Johnson County by
providing a flexible source of financing to
entities that address the housing needs of
households with income at or below 80%
of the area median level.