The City of Fort Wayne has received an additional $6.3M in Emergency Rental Assistance and will be reopening the program on Monday, February 21, 2022. This is a short-term, COVID Relief Program. Having received prior assistance does not guarantee future assistance.

15 Minutes with 2021 AAFW-NEI Board Member, Debra Crews

I recently talked to Debra about 2021 and her hopes for the future for the AAFW-NEI and her role as the Board Member of the AAFW-NEI - Peggy Meyer

What Experience Do You Bring to the AAFW-NEI Board of Directors?
I have been in the multi-family housing industry for 6 years in Ohio and 12 years in Fort Wayne, working in management and leasing.

What Do You See as the Biggest Obstacle That the AAFW-NEI Faces in 2021?
Rebuilding after the 2020 pandemic set back.

What is the Best Advice You Would Give Someone That is Interested in Being on the AAFW-NEI Board of Directors?
Be prepared to give your time and attention to the betterment of the association. You will be an ambassador for the association.

What is One Thing That You Have Learned About Yourself From Being on the Board of Directors?
I enjoyed being part of the decisionmaking process to promote the positive direction of AAFW.

What Do You Want People Outside of the AAFW-NEI to Know About Our Organization?
The we are a committed group of friendly people, that work in, or support multifamily housing, that really cares about maintaining the professionalism of the industry. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Debra Crews, Willow Creek Crossing (260) 747-7000; email -

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