TERRIA SMOTHERS, regional supervisor
Terria Smothers, Regional Supervisor for Full Circle Communities, comes with more than 14 years of vast experience with the CHA Public Housing and HCV Program, HOME, Section 42 LIHTC, CLIHTF, PRA, HUD Project Based Section 8, IDHA and WHEDA. Terria’s expertise in compliance and management enables her to use her knowledge and skillset to help educate others in the affordable housing field. Her motto, both personally and professionally, is “nothing beats a fail but a try”. Terria’s career began in affordable and market-rate housing as a Leasing Coordinator for more than 2,000 units. Terria then became a Property Manager and managed over 500 units with several different layers of funding including but not limited to HUD Project Based Section 8, LIHTC, HOME, CHA Public Housing, HCV Program, as well as unrestricted units.
Terria moved into the compliance sector of affordable housing as a Compliance Analyst for a top syndicator where she worked on LIHTC compliance for properties in 48 states and Puerto Rico. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Government Management. Terria holds an Illinois Real Estate Broker License, and certifications in Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), Tax Credit Specialist (TCS), Management and Occupancy Review Specialist (MORS), Public Housing Rent Calculation Specialist (RIM), Novogradac Property Compliance Certification (NPCC), RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Specialist, and Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP).