2021 Community Investment Advisory Council Appointments and Reappointments

  • November 17, 2020

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s (FHLBank Chicago) Community Investment Advisory Council is comprised of affordable housing and community lending leaders residing in Illinois or Wisconsin. The FHLBank Chicago’s Board of Directors recently appointed and reappointed the following individuals to the Community Investment Advisory Council.


Lafayette Crump, Commissioner of City Development, City of Milwaukee in Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Crump’s work focuses on promoting economic and real estate development throughout the City of Milwaukee, disposition of City-owned real estate, and ensuring the growth and availability of affordable housing.

Julie Nelson, Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) in Chicago, IL. Ms. Nelson is the national lead for CSH’s work on creating supportive housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has extensive knowledge of supportive housing and service delivery in Illinois and nationally.  

Sean O’Brien, Principal, Northpointe Development, LLC in Fitchburg, WI. Mr. O’Brien specializes in developing affordable workforce and senior housing in both rural and urban markets across a multi-state area.


Mark Angelini, President, Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) in Chicago, IL. Mr. Angelini has more than 30 years of experience in economic, community, and real estate development, including predevelopment project planning, property disposition, developer negotiation, and property management.

Russel Kaney, Principal, 21st Century Communities, LLC in Winnebago, IL. Mr. Kaney’s work includes sourcing capital for community development from federal, state, and local resources with a particular interest in rural and Native American communities.

Congratulations to the newly appointed and reappointed Advisory Council members!

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