Michael D. Lappin is the president of MLappin & Associates LLC, involved in the financing and development of affordable and market-rate housing. He is also Senior Advisor to the Sparhawk Group, an energy engineering company. For more than 30 years, he was the president and chief executive officer of The Community Preservation Corporation and CPC Resources, Inc. Under his leadership, CPC became New York State’s leading financier of affordable housing units. Its housing programs included the rehabilitation and stabilization of existing housing; the rebuilding of vacant publically owned properties; the development of new affordable and work force housing; the stabilization of distressed cooperatively owned housing, the development of senior and other special need housing, the rebuilding of deteriorated downtown areas; and financing programs to improve energy efficiency in existing multifamily housing. He has served on the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac national advisory committees, co-chaired the affordable housing committee of the New York Federal Home Loan Bank, and is a founding member of National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders. He has also written widely and lectured in the field of affordable housing and community development and is a former adjunct professor at Hunter College and guest lecturer at many leading universities.