Ross Clarke is a housing finance professional with extensive CDFI lending and government administration experience. As a Community Investment Officer for CSH, Mr. Clarke is currently the lending lead for the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and also supports CSH’s work in New York. Mr. Clarke’s duties include originating and underwriting new supportive housing transactions and working with key stakeholders throughout the Metro Region to maximize resources for supportive housing production. Prior to joining CSH, Mr. Clarke was Executive Director, Inclusionary Housing for New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Mr. Clarke also spent several years working for the Community Preservation Corporation, a not-for-profit CDFI lender, most recently as AVP, Manager of Lending Initiatives. Mr. Clarke holds a Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in Community Development and Affordable Housing from Washington University in St. Louis.