Janine Betsey is the President and CEO of Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. Mrs. Betsey has more than 15 years of local housing development experience. Under Mrs. Betsey's leadership, MAHC has added over 1300 unit to the portfolio, closing on $60 million dollars of HUD backed debt, and $18 million dollars of LIHTC and HTC equity. Mrs. Betsey is the Vice President of the ReNew Indianapolis Board of Directors, and she serves on The Indianapolis Blueprint Council. She was recognized as one of the 2010 Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 under 40, a 2010 NUVO cultural visionary, and one of 2013’s Women to Watch by the Indianapolis Star.
Julia Kaercher is the Vice President of Program Development of Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. Julia assists in project development and funding applications for MAHC and its consulting clients as well as planning community events. Julia started her career in multi-family housing as a part-time volunteer, here at MAHC in 2014. She has grown and excelled in the art of writing applications as she has helped to secure funding from multiple institutions. In 2017, she orchestrated the first community service event where over 50 volunteers helped to landscape six of MAHCs buildings.
Chase Schulte is the Development Analyst for Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. Chase oversees the asset management and compliance for MAHC and client owned properties and assists with project development and funding applications for MAHC and client projects. He began his career in community development as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Hearts & Hands of Indiana. Chase was the CDBG Program Coordinator for the City of Indianapolis. Recently, Chase was Project Manager for the Department of Metropolitan Development, overseeing City-owned real estate development and disposition and managed CDBG funding for special projects.
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