Patricia Belden joined The Community Builders in 2020 as executive vice president of real estate development. Prior to joining TCB, Belden worked for 25 years at Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), a leading multiregional affordable housing nonprofit. Belden worked her way from project manager to managing director and COO, co-leading all development, including POAH’s entry into the Chicago market and its Choice Neighborhoods grant-funded work there. She also served as President of the POAH Communities property management company and launched the organization’s Community Impact program which focuses on helping seniors age in place, and residents achieve economic stability and mobility.
Belden is active on several boards of national associations including the Housing Partnership Network and National Affordable Housing Trust, a nonprofit tax credit syndicator. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and has a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.