Director, Credit Portfolio Management, Fannie Mae
Funders Together Board Treasurer
Joe directs Fannie Mae’s initiatives with housing and credit counselors to prevent foreclosures and reduce credit losses. He leads a team that brings Fannie Mae’s foreclosure prevention strategies to distressed markets across the country through partnerships with nonprofit organizations, state and local government and lenders. In this role, he piloted Fannie Mae’s first Mortgage Help Center, which has been replicated in 12 markets around the country.
Previously, Joe led Fannie Mae’s Homelessness Initiative. Through the initiative, the company invested in the creation of more than 7,800 units of supportive and affordable housing for homeless individuals and families with special needs.
Prior to joining Fannie Mae in January 2005, Joe served as staff director for Housing First!, a public education campaign credited with forging a consensus in local policy agenda that helped shape Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $3 billion “New Housing Marketplace” initiative.
Joe has more than 25 years of experience in housing finance and community development including six years with the Corporation for Supportive Housing. He began his career in the construction industry. Joe is on the faculty of the graduate urban planning program at Pratt Institute. He is a founding member of the board of directors of Funders Together to End Homelessness. Joe is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Pratt Institute.
Find him at @jwbord