United Church Homes welcomes new director
MARION – United Church Homes (UCH) has welcomed Chadwick Johnson as director of Housing Operations. Johnson will oversee the daily operations of more than 60 affordable housing communities in 14 states.
Housing operators and industry groups are calling for a major overhaul of the nation’s aging service infrastructure to address the needs of America’s growing older adult population.
UCH has a longstanding mission to serve low-income individuals in need of a safe and affordable home. Over the next five years, it will expand affordable housing inventory through strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and embark on capital preservation projects for older, HUD-subsidized properties.
Johnson has more than 20 years of property management experience including a past role as senior area manager with Olsen Securities Corporation supporting 52 affordable multi-family properties in four states. He has expertise in multi-family and single-family communities, and Conventional-Market, HUD, project-based housing, Section 8, Rural Development and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit financing.
Johnson’s primary goals are to work to implement new operating efficiencies and support property managers as they work to ensure every affordable apartment is occupied, and residents are connected with vital services in their local communities that create a better quality of life.
AgCredit processes over 3,150 PPP loans for farmers
FOSTORIA – AgCredit participated in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a program created to assist small businesses with financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the two rounds of the PPP program, AgCredit was able to process more than 3,150 loans totaling over $62 million for current and new members. The funds help local small businesses support payroll and related costs with forgivable, government guaranteed loans.
The PPP originated in April 2020 to support small businesses facing economic challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AgCredit is a cooperative and member of the nationwide Farm Credit System. For more information about the association, visit AgCredit.net.
Local insurance agent attains master farm certification designation
MARION – Michael Miley of Gerber Insurance & Financial Services has achieved the On Your Side® Master Farm Certification designation from Nationwide, the top farm insurer in the U.S.
Master Farm Certification is the next step in Nationwide’s On Your Side Farm Certification program. Farmers and ranchers can depend on a master farm certified agent to have an in-depth understanding of their farming operations, provide detailed risk assessments, educate them about exposures, match coverages to meet their needs, and provide professional, knowledgeable service.
The designation is also intended to help farmers and ranchers recognize agents who have made a continuing commitment to understanding the complex risks faced by the agriculture industry. Only agents who successfully complete the program will be awarded the designation, and agents must uphold service commitments to retain their master certification.