Shelter of Flint CEO Accepts Appointment to Prestigious Affordable Housing Advisory Council

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Anne Granter is poised to expand her impact in combating homelessness with appointment to Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis' Affordable Housing Advisory Council

The Board of Directors of Shelter of Flint, Inc. is pleased to announce that Anne Grantner, President and CEO, has been appointed to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis’ Affordable Housing Advisory Council (AHAC).

Having dedicated her career to addressing homelessness and low-income housing issues in the nonprofit sector, Grantner has elevated Shelter of Flint to historic levels, and has skillfully developed and blended programs for maximum community impact.

“Anne’s appointment to the advisory board gives a voice and representation to the greater Flint area on issues of housing and community development,” said Ravi Yalamanchi, CEO of Metro Community Development. Yalamanchi was responsible for Grantner’s nomination.

“Anne is a hard worker, dedicated and passionate about providing basic needs such as shelter, permanent housing and support services to individuals and families who are struggling in their day to day life. Over the years I have seen her grow from a staff person to CEO. She is a creative thinker and always looking to do more,” added Yalamanchi.

The AHAC is composed of housing and community development leaders of Michigan and Indiana. The council works closely with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis’ board of directors and staff to identify community issues in Michigan and Indiana. This collaboration improves the development of products and services which members can use in addressing needs that best fit their communities.

“We are pleased to have someone of Anne’s caliber joining this council,” said MaryBeth Wott, First Vice President and Community Investment Officer with Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis. “In our careful selection of our current nominees, we considered geographical diversity, housing and development experience, organizational representation and other experiences brought by nominees. Anne’s vast history of innovation and success at Shelter of Flint made her an ideal candidate for this important committee.”

Grantner earned a degree in psychology from Michigan State University and her master’s degree in social work at the University of Michigan. In addition to her recent appointment to the FHLBI Advisory Council, Grantner also serves as Vice President of the Genesee County Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, Vice Chair of the Genesee Community Health Clinic, and as a member of both the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan and the Genesee County Continuum of Care. She was recently recognized by My City Magazine as a top female leader in Genesee County and was also nominated for a Chamber of Commerce Women of Achievement Award.

About Shelter of Flint: Shelter of Flint integrates programs and services with safe, affordable housing to help low income and homeless individuals and families achieve independence and stability. A full range of programs supports families in our emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing. Our philosophy involves supporting families well beyond the emergency shelter. We work to identify underlying problems causing their homelessness and provide programs and services proven to address family challenges. Learn more by visiting

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