Niccole Clements is the Director of Community and Economic Development for the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA). She manages a subsidiary organization of IACAA called the Illinois Community Action Development Corporation. Ms. Clements works with Community Action Agencies throughout Illinois to develop affordable housing by providing training, technical assistance and other housing development services. She has been employed with IACAA since 2008. Since joining the IACAA team, she has become a Certified Housing Development Finance Professional and a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Corporation. She currently serves on the boards of two statewide organizations which include the Illinois Housing Council and Housing Action Illinois. Previous to her employment with IACAA, she worked for the Springfield Housing Authority and assisted with various housing subsidy programs. She is a graduate of Illinois State University with a BA in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Illinois in Springfield.