Prior to joining LISC, Mr. Clarke was a Mortgage Officer for the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC) a not-for-profit real estate lender, which specializes in financing housing affordable for low and moderate-income households. He also was Executive Director at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) which owned and operated over 5,000 low-income rental apartments in 27 developments in the City of Buffalo. Mr. Clarke also served as Capital Programs Manager, N.Y. Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) and as Executive Director of Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
Mr. Clarke has served on the following boards and panels: Rental Assistance Corporation of Buffalo, Inc; Western & Central New York Fannie Mae Partnership Office Advisory Council; Friends of the School of Architecture and Planning at SUNY at Buffalo; Erie County Commission on Homelessness; Buffalo Consolidated Housing Plan Task Force; Buffalo Neighborhood Focus, Inc; Housing Council of the Niagara Frontier, Inc; Bailey-Amherst District Management Association, Inc. and the Downtown Neighborhood Development Corp. in Buffalo.
Mr. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.