Director of Homeownership Services at Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP)
Meet Ali Joens. SWMHP is a housing agency serving 36 counties in rural Minnesota. Ali has been with the agency since 2001 and leads the agency through the Sustainable Business Initiative by evaluating efficiencies, fee for service models and performance measures and is a member of the NeighborWorks Homeownership Advisory Committee for the Midwest Region.
Ali is responsible for the oversight of the SWMHP’s Homeownership Center which provides homebuyer education, home maintenance courses, mortgage counseling, foreclosure counseling, financial coaching, single family development, and rehabilitation lending. In addition to the Homeownership Center, Ali also administers the Partnership Community Land Trust, USDA Rural Development 502 Direct Packaging, the organization’s Community Building and Engagement Program, and divisional grant reporting.
Ali has Bachelor of Science in Business Management and currently holds a Minnesota Realtors license and certification in the following areas: USDA 502 Packaging, Mortgage Counseling, Homebuyer Education, Foreclosure Counseling, Post Purchase Education, Financial Capabilities, Mortgage Lending and Loan Portfolio Management through NeighborWorks and is a HUD-Certified Housing Counselor.