Laura Northup , Principal, joined Mullin & Lonergan (M&L) in 2010 after spending nine years as the Administrator of Operations for the Adams County Housing Authority and its two affiliated non-profits. She is well-versed in all facets of affordable housing including the creation of non-profit entities, development, and compliance monitoring.
During her time with M&L, Laura has successfully obtained Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and gap funding for clients, working in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has also assisted with completing Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and the reviews of Public Housing Authorities 5-Year and Administrative Plans in five states and Puerto Rico. She specializes in securing federal, state, and local funding through grant writing; sources include the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Community and Economic Development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, Federal Home Loan Bank (Pittsburgh, New York and Atlanta), plus Federal HOME, CDBG, and Act-137 funds.
In addition, Laura excels in establishing positive relationships between government, community, and civic leaders, especially though her involvement as a Regional Housing Legal Services Board Member and serving as Founding Member/Secretary of the Executive Committee for Women in Housing and Finance of Pennsylvania. In 2017, Laura was honored as one of Central Penn Business Journal’s 2017 Women of Influence.