New Employee – Executive Director

October 1, 2018


After conducting an extensive and fully transparent search for new leadership, the Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program is proud to announce and welcome Ivy Ellis as its new Executive Director.

Prior to joining NWHEAP,  Ivy worked for several PHA’s in Illinois as well as HPN Select. At HPN

Select, she was the central region business development director. In this role, she was responsible for building the regional business by engaging shareholders and other affordable housing agencies. She has also worked as an Occupancy Manager where she managed the implementation of project- based vouchers conversion in a mixed income senior building located in Carol Stream, IL.

Ms. Ellis has also worked as a Program Coordinator for Cook County Housing Authority where she specialized in Special Programs such as Homeownership and Family Self Sufficiency. With a passion for community service, Ivy sits on several non-profit boards, as well as volunteers her time tutoring literacy in the Chicagoland area.

Ivy holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Spelman College Atlanta, GA and a Master’s of Business Administration from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.