(Lansing) Robert L. Filka, CEO of the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) has been elected 2011 Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan. Filka will serve a second consecutive one-year term as Chairman.
“Habitat Michigan and MAHB have a mutual desire to increase the capacity of affordable homes for those in need,” said Filka. “In the past year, Habitat affiliates began building and renovating its homes using green and sustainable building standards, which is an important effort we will continue to emphasize. We will also look to expand our private fundraising efforts to increase the number of families we can assist each year in rebuilding Michigan.”
Robert L. Filka serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB), a professional trade association representing 6,000 members across the state of Michigan. Before coming to the MAHB, Filka was Chief Operating Officer for the Michigan Broadband Development Authority (MBDA), a finance authority created in 2002 by the Michigan Legislature to help spur broadband use and the availability of affordable high-speed Internet service across the state. In the mid-to-late-90’s Filka was a member of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC’s) executive leadership team, serving as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Filka also served as President of the Michigan Strategic Fund.
Located in Lansing, Michigan, Habitat for Humanity of Michigan (HFHM) is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides support to the 77 Michigan affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International through training, consulting, and fundraising. HFHM’s mission is to assist its affiliates to increase capacity to build simple decent homes in partnership with people in need in the State of Michigan.
The Michigan Association of Home Builders is a professional trade association comprised of 33 local homebuilder associations around the state and their builder, subcontractor and supplier members. MAHB works to positively promote the building industry and impact legislative, regulatory and legal issues affecting housing affordability.
December 10, 2010