Kevin Elsenheimer was named executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in April 2015. Since then, the former Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Director of the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency has been focused on serving MSHDA’s primary mission. As MSHDA prepares to usher in its 50th anniversary, Elsenheimer said priorities include single family mortgage and multifamily development portfolio growth, as well as stepped up efforts to help the homeless, with a focus on putting a roof over every homeless veteran in 2016.
Prior to his work at MSHDA and LARA, Elsenheimer served as Minority Leader in the Michigan House of Representatives. He retired in 2010 as State Representative for the 105th District as a result of term limits.
An attorney, Elsenheimer is a former assistant prosecutor and owner of a law firm that represented municipalities throughout Michigan. He attended Michigan State University and Northwestern Michigan College, receiving a law degree from Wayne State University Law School.
Consistent with his training as an Eagle Scout, Elsenheimer said his goal is to “leave MSHDA better than he found it.”