Michelle Mitchell joined Ludwig and Company as a Compliance Specialist in 2016. Michelle brings 30 years’ extensive experience in leadership, customer service and case resolution in the Affordable Housing Industry. She began her career in the industry during 1987 at a 286-unit Section 8 senior building as a Recertification Specialist. Due to her dedication, she was promoted to Assistant Manager.
During 1998, she started her tenure at Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) as a Compliance Officer. Recognized for her professionalism, commitment to excellence and demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with senior management, associates, and customers, she was promoted to Tax Credit Compliance Supervisor in 2000.
During her 18 years at IHDA, Michelle held various positions including Supervisor of Program Administration. She was very instrumental in the IHDA Asset Management Annual Trainings as well providing training and assistance to management companies of affording housing properties and their on-site staffs. Michelle has worked with other affording housing agencies including Housing and Urban Development, Rural Housing and Cook County Economic Development, and was a key player in developing the Tenant Income Certification that is now being used by IHDA, CHA and Cook County. Michelle was also instrumental in providing technical assistance in the development of the IHDA DMS software, currently used by IHDA for Tax Credit Compliance.
As a Compliance Specialist with Ludwig and Company, Michelle assists the Director of Compliance, Rosemary Wellington, to ensure that the Ludwig and Company portfolio remains in compliance with all reporting and resident file standards set by government affordable agencies and the IRS. Our compliance team continues to serve as a point of contact for on-site managers, clients, syndicators, and state and federal agencies. Michelle guides and assists property staff in implementing proper compliance procedures and maintaining accurate compliance information within our property management software and resident files.