Michael Appel is a Senior Developer at Avalon Housing in Ann Arbor, a Senior Project Manager at Develop Detroit and the Owner of AppelWorks, LLC. He is an at-large board member.
What is the history/purpose of your organization, in one sentence?
Avalon Housing develops, owns and manages permanent supportive housing. Develop Detroit is a nonprofit real estate development company stated by the Housing Partnership Network and local partners that is focused on the revitalization of Detroit neighborhoods.
What do you do at your organization?
Housing development, grant writing, compliance.
Is there anything special we should know about you or your organization?
I have been at Avalon for 20 years and still work there part-time. I started AppelWorks in 2012 to provide consulting and contractual services. In January of 2016, I started working at Develop Detroit to bring me back to the city where I was initially introduced to affordable housing advocacy in the 1980’s.