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Aaron Praetz

Director of Compliance

Aaron Praetz joined POAH Communities as the Director of Compliance in 2017 and brings more than 20 years’ experience in affordable housing.  Aaron has program compliance oversight responsibilities of the POAH Communities portfolio – close to 9,000 affordable housing apartments in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Prior joining POAH Communities, Aaron was the Compliance Manager for Franciscan Ministries, Inc. a non-profit housing provider for 15 years.  Aaron was responsible for the compliance and accounts receivable systems for a 35 property, 3,820 units portfolio.  Training users in software systems, HUD, LIHTC and other regulatory programs as well as serving as the Section 504 coordinator.  He also managed the internal compliance program, corporate training programs, serve as team member for subsidy conversions, development and implementation of practices and procedures of new software platforms. He also  worked for Metroplex, Inc. in Chicago as the Director of Compliance for two years and was responsible for a 5,900-unit portfolio of affordable and market rate properties.

Aaron has certifications in COS-Masters (COS-M), Certified Manager of Housing (CMH), Certified Occupancy Specialist Advanced (COS-A), Tax Credit Specialist (TCS), MOR Specialist (MORS) as well as Fair Housing Specialist (FHS).