Ashlee Barker – Commissioner

Ashlee Barker is Vice President of Innovation at Cinnaire, a mission-driven community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides capital and expertise to support affordable housing and community development. Ashlee sources, develops, and operationalizes new initiatives. She is passionate about designing programs and products that deliver both social and economic returns. 

Prior to this role, Ashlee served as Community Development Initiatives Manager focusing on resource development and capacity building for Cinnaire’s lending department. Her efforts resulted in over $18M of new lending capital. Ashlee also managed Cinnaire’s US Dept. of Treasury CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) grant programs, as well as CDFI Certification.  

Prior to joining Cinnaire, she worked for a Michigan-based construction contractor and has over fifteen years of real estate experience. Ashlee graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (BSURP). 

She currently serves as Board Secretary for the Sustainable Communities Fund (SCF) whose mission is to alleviate poverty by supporting financial, economic and social inclusion strategies that empower low-income people and strengthen communities.  

Loria Hall – Commissioner

Ms. Hall is the manager of an affordable housing facility and has significant experience in the Lansing housing community for over 10 years,” said Mayor Andy Schor. “Her experience and knowledge of current housing trends will be a tremendous asset for the Lansing Housing Commission moving forward.”


Emma Henry – Chair

Emma Henry is the current chair of the Lasing Housing Commission.  Her career keeps her very busy with her full time role as the Assistant Executive Director for the Capital Area Housing Partnership.  Emma has also served as Team Leader for the City of East Lansing. She is a graduate of East Lansing High School and a graduate of Michigan State University.

Her involvement in the community extends beyond the Lansing Housing Commission.  She is on the Advisory Council of the Tri-County Office on Aging, a board Member of the Women in Skilled Trades and involved in neighborhood clean ups.  It is no surprise that she was awarded the Spirit of the City Award from East Lansing!  Her passion for the community comes out when she takes the court as the East Lansing High School Volleyball Coach


Don “Moose” Sober – Commissioner

Don Sober was born and raised in the Lansing area.  He owned and operated a maintenance and remodeling company that catered to elder citizens in the area from 1987 to 2007.  In addition, he worked for several years with the Spartan Yellow Cab Company as both a driver and dispatcher.  In Don’s career he also operated an over the road semi-tractor trailer for over 5 years where he traveled all across the continental United States.


Don is involved in his community and enjoys helping others in a variety of ways. Since his August 18th, 2018, appointment he has been an active participant and board member in the South MLK Corridor Improvement Authority.  Don has enjoyed his work on the Lansing housing Commission and his special role as a resident commissioner for the organization since his appointment on July 18th, 2018.  Don lives at Capital City Apartments and is excited to see the investment and improvements being made at the property.

Don spends some of his free time watching football, baseball, rugby, winter Olympics and any kind of racing

Heather Taylor – Commissioner

Doug Fleming – Executive Director

Primary Communities Served





Greater Lansing Area