C.J. Felton joined Community Housing Network (CHN) in 2009 and is the Director of Real Estate Development. In this role, he helps direct CHN’s affordable housing development. He is a licensed REALTOR® in the state of Michigan and has played a key role in the revitalization of the Unity Park neighborhood in Pontiac using the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2), Low Income Housing Tax Credit funding, HOME Funds, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Programs, and other initiatives. These efforts have created 102 single-family affordable homes in the neighborhood. Recently C.J. has helped lead an effort to establish CHN’s first housing developments in the Upper Peninsula, with construction starting on three multi-family properties in Sault Ste. Marie in the spring of 2023.
Prior to CHN, C.J. had over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations management in the manufacturing and retail fields. He also started and operated a small direct mail marketing and database management firm prior to relocating from Minnesota to Michigan in 1998.