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Marvin Siflinger


Marvin Siflinger, founding chairman of Housing Partners, Inc., has had over 45 years of experience in housing and community development. Beginning at HUD in 1961, Marvin served in the New York and Boston regional offices and then served as area director of the HUD Boston Area Office, administering the full range of housing and community development programs. He was appointed executive director of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency in 1983, serving there with distinction until the founding of Housing Partners in 1995. Marvin holds a Bachelor of Arts from the City College of New York, and an Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University. He has served as a member of the boards of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, National Housing Trust and Citizens Housing and Planning Association. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious National Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration. Marvin has also served on the adjunct faculty of Northeastern University in Boston for many years.
In addition, Marvin has contributed greatly to the B’nai B’rith International community.  He is currently the chair of the Center for Senior Services and has previously served as B’nai B’rith International senior vice president and president of the B’nai B’rith Seniors Citizens Housing Committee. Marvin is president emeritus of B’nai B’rith Housing in Boston, which is the owner corporation for Irving B. Matross Covenant House I, II & III, a B’nai B’rith-sponsored senior housing property in Brighton, Massachusetts. B’nai B’rith Housing in Boston also owns a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) property in Sudbury and previously developed a mixed income condominium development located in Newton, Massachusetts. He was also a critical contributor to B’nai B’rith’s successful efforts using the LIHTC for the recapitalization of the Adelstein Family-Project H.O.P.E. B’nai B’rith House in the Bronx, New York.