Ms. Clements is the Director of Community and Economic Development for the Illinois Community Action Development Corporation (ICADC), a subsidiary of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies. She works to secure funding for various projects taken on by the ICADC, market such projects, and research new grant opportunities and funding sources. Ms. Clements has been employed with the Association since July 2008. Since joining the Association, she has become certified in low income housing tax credit compliance through Novogradac, Inc. and certified as a Housing Quality Standards Inspector. Ms. Clements is also certified as a Housing Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council. Ms. Clements recently secured $5.2 million in funding for 25 single family homes known as Prairie Meadows in Hoopeston, Illinois and developed the project and infrastructure from scratch. Previous to her employment with IACAA, Ms. Clements worked for Springfield Housing Authority, assisting with the Section 8 program as well as many other housing assistance programs. Ms. Clements has over five years of management experience through small business administration. She is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Business Administration.