Heather Boggs, Program Assistant
Heather Boggs joined WPHD in 2009. As a Program Assistant, she reviews applications for the Downpayment Plus® Program (DPP) to verify borrower eligibility. She is the principal liaison with lending institutions participating in DPP and provides assistance to potential borrowers in understanding the requirements for the program. She reviews closed loan documents, prepares periodic reports for lenders, prepares a quarterly program audit for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and prepares loan subordinations, satisfactions, and assignments of mortgages.
Heather has similar responsibilities for the Southeastern Wisconsin HOME Consortium loan programs and for 13 loan portfolios managed on behalf of over 40 lending institutions in the same geographic area. She also prepares agreements between homeowners and contractors and processes requests for payments to contractors. She also receives and records loan payments from borrowers and updates the borrower payment history. She is responsible for maintaining a database on the loan programs and for providing information on program performance to HUD.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Iowa.
Josh Ghena, Assistant Project Manager
Josh Ghena joined WPHD in 2009 as an Assistant Project Manager. He provides technical assistance to CHDOs and PJs under WPHD’s contracts with HUD. He is also a member of WPHD’s team to provide technical assistance under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and has participated in technical assistance in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Oklahoma.
Josh is the principal project staff person for WPHD’s NSP development activities throughout Wisconsin. In this role, he has worked on acquisition, rehabilitation and marketing of over 20 foreclosed single-family homes in five different communities.
Josh holds a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from UW-Madison and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Calvin College. He became a HOME Program Specialist—Regulations in 2011.
Kathy Kamp, Executive Director
Kathy Kamp joined WPHD in October 2006. She manages WPHD’s work under the Wisconsin Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) which involves purchase, rehabilitation and resale of foreclosed homes in four Wisconsin communities. WPHD is the largest single developer of NSP-funded homes. Kathy also has provided technical assistance to state governments in their management of NSP funds and to local public agencies and nonprofit organizations using NSP funds for housing development.
Kathy has experience in the development and operation of HOME and CDBG funded programs, providing technical assistance to local nonprofits organization, including Board development and training, program development and implementation. She has been responsible for WPHD’s work in Cedar Rapids to develop programs that have helped more than 1,800 home owners rehabilitate their flood-damaged homes or find replacement housing when their homes were damaged beyond rehabilitation.
Before joining the Partnership, Kathy compiled an impressive record of success as Development Director and then Executive Director of the Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities (HPFC), a nonprofit corporation based in Appleton, Wisconsin. HPFC’s housing program primarily involved the purchase and renovation of older properties to provide safe, quality, affordable rental housing. During her tenure, HPFC completed the renovation of over 50 existing homes, construction of more than 15 units of new housing, and redevelopment of an old factory complex into 32 apartments using Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Under Kathy’s direction HPFC’s rehabilitation and construction projects also includes substantial participation by corporate and community volunteers.
Kathy also worked for 11 years as an Associate and Vice President at ICF, Inc. in health care financing and medical technology.
Kathy holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Bachelor or Arts from Kalamazoo College.
Lisa Kratz, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations
Lisa Kratz joined WPHD in 1993. As Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations, Lisa is responsible for contract management, reporting and compliance, and participates financial planning and management.
For the past ten years, Lisa has managed the Downpayment Plus® Program (DPP), funded by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. DPP is a statewide down payment assistance program that has provided almost $25 million to more than 5,700 homebuyers. Previously, she managed a $1 million loan program that provided energy conservation financing for almost 300 homes, and was responsible for financial management of WPHD’s $40 million debt and equity financing programs in Milwaukee.
Lisa supervises the financial operations of the HOME Consortium. She created systems for tracking the use of HOME funds for each of the Consortium’s housing programs. She has also provided technical assistance in financial management to the Partnership’s TA clients. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Edgewood College.
Adam Levine, Assistant Project Manager
Adam joined the partnership in 2013. As an Assistant Project Manager, Adam provides technical assistance to organizations and grantees under the Continuum of Care program. He also works on the Partnership’s residential lease-purchase program throughout the greater Madison region.
Before coming to the Partnership, Adam worked for two years as an educator in the residential services division of a regional community development corporation in Washington, DC.
Adam received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Madison as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.
Debbie Narus, Program Assistant
Debbie Narus has been the program manager of the HOME Program for the HOME Consortium for the last four years. She manages the day to day administrative duties for the Consortium’s Downpayment Assistance, Rehabilitation and Purchase-Rehabilitation Programs. She has a comprehensive technical knowledge of the HOME and CDBG programs, and a thorough understanding of the underwriting process. She manages interactions between the homeowners, lenders, real estate agents, contractors and inspectors.
Debbie has extensive knowledge of lending practices through her prior employment at banks, mortgage companies and C-Cap, LLC, and her current employment with WPHD. She regularly completes real estate documents such as mortgages, subordinations, satisfactions and assignments
Debbie was awarded a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in History with a Minor in Secondary Education from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee.