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Michael Clarke

Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Michael Clarke joined the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in 1998 as Executive Director in the Buffalo, NY office. Under his leadership, Buffalo LISC has invested more than $94 million in our City, with over $158 million leveraged, resulting in 1,300 new homes and over 230,000 square feet of redeveloped commercial space. Prior to joining LISC, Mr. Clarke was a Mortgage Officer for the Community Preservation Corporation, a not-for-profit real estate lender, which specializes in financing housing affordable for low and moderate-income households. He also was Executive Director at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, Capital Programs Manager at the NY Division of Housing and Community Renewal and Executive Director at Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.