Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the state’s housing finance agency, welcomed three new team members this year to manage emergency response and legal operations.
Erin Beckerman joins KHRC as General Counsel, following 10 years in private practice at Riordan, Fincher & Beckerman P.A. in Topeka. Her areas of expertise include commercial, banking, and business law. A member of the Kansas and Topeka Bar Associations, she currently serves as District Representative of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association and President of the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka.
Jason Fizell directs the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program, a federally funded relief initiative to support Kansas tenants and landlords financially impacted by the COVID pandemic. Prior to KHRC, Jason led the Kansas Department of Commerce’s team granting $30 million in small business emergency assistance funds and managed Sunflower Foundation’s renovation of two historic buildings on the former Menninger campus into a nonprofit center. He previously served as development manager at the St. Francis Health Foundation and executive director of the Kansas Land Trust.
Marilyn Stanley joined KHRC in March as the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program Manager and was promoted to direct the forthcoming Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF), a federally funded COVID relief initiative to support Kansas homeowners at risk of foreclosure, in November. Before her time at KHRC she served for nearly 22 years at Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., progressing through the ranks as a Certified Housing and Consumer Credit Counselor, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director. She is a HUD-certified housing counselor and Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation (COA).
“Erin, Jason, and Marilyn join our team during a year of unprecedented growth and change,” said Ryan Vincent, KHRC’s Executive Director. “Our small corporation has scaled up rapidly to respond to urgent housing needs created by the COVID pandemic, and our success in addressing those needs is due in large part to the leadership and vision of our new team members.”
A self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) helps Kansans access the quality, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. KHRC serves as the state’s housing finance agency (HFA), administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.