Experienced. Knowledgeable. Professional.
M&L Compliance Management, LLC is a Pennsylvania-based, full-service, housing compliance and management consulting firm that specializes in the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Federal HOME, Section 8 and Rural Housing 515 Programs. Our Team consists of seasoned professionals with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. We offer a variety of services that are customized to the needs of each client.
MEET THE TEAM
Michael J. Kearney
President & CEO
Michael has almost 30 years of experience in real estate development, consulting, property management and housing compliance. He has worked with the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and HOME programs since their inception and is considered an expert in affordable housing. Mike co-founded MLCM in 2000.
Michael is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Developers’ Council, the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, and the National Council of State Housing Finance Agencies. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Shippensburg University in 1987.
Vice President & CFO
Tom co-founded MLCM in 2000 and has more than 30 years of experience in the housing and financial analysis field. Tom also has extensive experience in real estate development, property management and asset management. Tom has assisted in the development of more than 2,500 units utilizing the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC) and has more then 30 years of experience in the management and compliance of HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV).
Tom holds a B.S. in Accounting from LaSalle University and currently is a registered securities broker.
Vice President of Compliance
Maxine has been with MLCM since 2005. She has 13 years of property management experience in the affordable housing industry including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Section 8, and Tax Exempt Bond Programs. Maxine is a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and maintains a current license as a Notary Public for the state of Pennsylvania.
Maxine’s duties consist of maintaining open and ongoing communication with clients in order to continue to provide excellent customer service; assisting clients by clarifying tax credit practices and procedures; reviewing tenant files for eligibility and compliance issues; generating reports; preparing site specific forms; and assisting clients with preparation for an audit by the state housing agency, investors, or the IRS.
Maxine has been working with the Philadelphia Housing Authority since she started with MLCM and has continued to work with all the staff as well as travel to each site every other week to maintain LITHC compliance, staff training, and all state agency reporting.
Director of Compliance
Bette is currently the Director of Compliance for MLCM. Prior to joining MLCM in August 2014, she was with the Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities for 17 years. While at the Authority, she worked in the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, was property manager for several Low-Income Housing Tax Credit/HOME properties and was the Authority's first Housing Management Director. In the role of Housing Management Director, she was responsible for the oversight of 13 LIHTC properties, a 130-unit Section 202/8 property, the USDA Rural Housing program and the Public Housing program.
Bette obtained the Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation in January 2013 and is a Notary Public. Bette has also obtained the Novogradac Property Compliance Certification (NPCC); the Tax Credit Compliance Site Manager Certification through Quandel; the Management & Occupancy Review Specialist (MORS) certification through NCHM; and the STAR certification in Rural Development (RD) 515.
Housing Compliance Consultant
April has 20 years of experience in the affordable housing industry. In addition to property management, her background includes work in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Rural Development, HOME, Section 202/8, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Continuum of Care (S+C , SHP, RR), and Emergency Solution Grant programs.
April’s duties consist of maintaining open and ongoing communication with her portfolio of clients in order to continue to provide excellent customer service; assisting clients by clarifying tax credit practices and procedures; reviewing tenant files for eligibility and compliance issues; generating reports; and assisting with preparation of training and related materials. April also conducts tax credit training's and workshops.