Joe is the President of Ethos Development Partners which provides consulting assistance to organizations that want to develop or preserve safe, decent and affordable housing in our communities. Before joining Ethos he was the Vice-President of Real Estate Development for the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), a 60-year-old nonprofit social service agency that serves Detroit, Wayne County and Oakland County, Michigan. In this position he worked to develop permanent supportive housing for those with special needs.
Most recently, Joe led the $50 million redevelopment of the Michigan Bell Building which now provides 155 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals. The building is also the new service and administrative headquarters for 200 NSO staff members. Prior to working at NSO, he was the Executive Director of Lighthouse Community Development in Oakland County, Michigan where he worked to develop affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods.
In his previous life as a New Yorker, Joe was the Executive Director of the New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition, a statewide tenant’s rights organization. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University.