Stroudsburg – By unanimous vote at their February meeting, Tom Wilkins was appointed to the position of Chairperson for the Monroe County Affordable Housing Board.  Wilkins has been an appointed member of the Affordable Housing Board for the past 8 years.

Prior to Wilkins becoming Chairperson, the Committee was chaired by Judge David Williamson, who while in his private practice, was Chairperson for the past 4 years.  The Monroe County Affordable Housing Board and their appointed members have been in existence for over 15 years.  In their capacity as a Board, collectively the board members process Monroe County first time home buyer loans as well as review and comment on site plans and develop plans for low income and senior citizens affordable housing apartments as well as certain tax credit projects that also help low income and senior housing in Monroe County.

Wilkins was encouraged to submit his name for the Chairman’s position by Barbara Samet who is and has served on the Monroe County Affordable Housing Board as Vice President since the Board’s inception.  Through Samet’s backing and support, Wilkins was approved for the Chairperson’s position.