The Housing Company has a strong team of professionals both in the Boise office and at the properties. Fourteen associates in the Boise office support over 50 resident managers and maintenance technicians that are the frontline for the day to day management of the portfolio.In addition to the property management staff we have a development team responsible for the development of new properties as well as preservation through acquisition/rehab of existing properties. Together we are a full service development and property management company.
Board of Directors
V. Dale Babbitt – Chairman
Gerald Hunter – President
Mark P. Dunham – Director
John D. (Jack) Beebe, Jr. – Director
Steven R. Keen – Director
Nancy Vannorsdel – Director
Meet Our Team
Vice President and Director of Operations
Kathryn has been with The Housing Company since 2005. Prior to becoming Director she was the Development Manager overseeing all aspects of real estate development from acquisition to lease-up. During this time she was responsible for new developments in cities around the state from Moscow and Nezperce to Blackfoot, Pocatello, Twin Falls and McCall. She has overseen many new construction projects as well as historic rehabilitation and mixed-use. She has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development in Idaho, California and Nevada, building properties that range from apartments to business parks, office buildings and big box stores. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the College of Idaho and several professional certifications. Kathryn serves on the USGBC Green Building Advisory Committee as well as the Ada County Historical Commission.
Asset Operations Manager
Jennifer has overseen the property management operations and compliance for The Housing Company since 2008. She manages everything from the physical assets to the day-to-day operations of more than 1,500 units with an operating budget of more than $6.3 million a year. She was a housing compliance officer for Idaho Housing and Finance Association from 2002 to 2008. She has a Master of Business Administration from Boise State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ripon College. She serves on the board for the Idaho Affordable Housing Management Association and as past president of the Idaho Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
Senior Accounting Manager
Tracie has managed the accounting department at the Housing Company since 1999. She graduated from Boise State University and worked for an accounting firm, as a bank supervisor, and as an accountant for a property management company before coming to The Housing Company. Tracie oversees the accounting department and all of the daily monetary transactions, payroll, and entries into the numerous accounting systems. She compiles monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial statements for the many Partnerships, Corporations, and consolidated Housing Company entities. All projects require budgeting tracking and reporting, which is Tracie’s responsibility. Additionally, she is the coordinator for the many online HUD systems.
Blake manages the new development projects for The Housing Company. He is responsible for all stages of development including acquisition assistance, preparation of funding applications, overseeing construction and achieving occupancy. Before joining The Housing Company, Blake worked as a project manager for an affordable housing developer in San Diego, California. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Fort Lewis College.
Erin has over fifteen years of experience in affordable housing development working on new construction and historic adaptive reuse projects throughout the Midwest. Erin’s passion for tackling the affordable housing crisis and improving quality of life through housing has led to the development of many affordable homes, the majority of which she spearheaded by working with communities that were overlooked by other developers. Erin, her husband, and two kids moved to the Treasure Valley from St. Paul, Minnesota.