About Wendy Carter
Wendy Carter has fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit housing and community development sector, including twelve years of direct experience developing affordable rental and for-sale housing. She has worked in support of a variety of housing, community revitalization, and food-access projects for rural, urban and suburban communities across the country. Her work channels her passion for improving how people and their environments interact, and is focused on projects that create thriving, equitable communities.
Prior to founding Wendy Carter Development Consulting, LLC, Wendy served in project management and leadership roles at several nationally recognized nonprofit development organizations. Most recently, she was the Associate Director of Real Estate at Madison Park Development Corporation in Boston, MA, where she provided oversight for three major development projects including new construction, adaptive re-use, and occupied rehab.
From 2012-2017, Wendy was Director of Housing Administration for PathStone Corporation , a private, not-for-profit community development and human service organization serving Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Vermont. There she led the organization’s Pennsylvania housing division, which included a bilingual homeownership education program, a resident services program, and a real estate development component.
Wendy started her career in community development on the west coast, where she worked at Mutual Housing California as a Project Manager. At Mutual Housing, she focused on new construction affordable rental developments in suburban areas and green multifamily retrofits in the City of Sacramento. During her tenure at Mutual Housing California, Wendy led the design process for New Harmony, the first rental housing community in the region to use virtual net metering to provide solar energy to residential rental units.
She also led the planning and design process for Mutual Housing at Spring Lake, a net-zero multi-family development providing affordable housing for farmworkers, which won the 2017 United Nations World Habitat Award.
In 2004 while in California as a graduate student, Wendy was also the co-founder and initial Executive Director of Alchemist Community Development Corporation, a non-profit focused on urban agriculture and food equity issues in Sacramento. Alchemist CDC continues to thrive and serve the Sacramento community.
Wendy holds a Master of Science degree in Community Development from the University of California, Davis, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. She is currently pursuing a J.D. as a part-time student at Syracuse University College of Law.