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Bill Eager

Vice President, Chicago Area

As POAH's Vice President for the Chicago area, Bill oversees all multifamily development activity for POAH’s regional office and leads the company’s implementation of a $30.5 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative in the Woodlawn Community.  He supervises project managers in the development process from acquisition to completion of construction and lease-up including, financial analysis, design and construction, on-time and on-budget closings and full lease-up.

Bill holds more than 20 years’ of experience in economic development, affordable housing development and municipal finance. Prior to joining POAH in 2011, he served as Managing Deputy Commissioner for Chicago's Department of Housing and Economic Development's Housing Bureau. He managed the $500 million annual tax increment finance program and the $100 million housing development budget for the City of Chicago.

In the 1990s, Bill worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers in the Northeast part of the country. He holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.