Illinois WAHN

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The mission of state Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN) chapters is to empower and develop women working in the affordable housing sector through partnership, networking, allyship, advocacy, mentorship, and community engagement. We foster a supportive environment where individuals can bring their authentic selves, enabling the exchange of the brightest ideas.  Driven by our collective goals, WAHN chapters work towards the establishment of a state-wide organization that brings together women from all sectors of the affordable housing industry. By uniting our expertise, passion, and resources, we aim to transform the affordable housing landscape, ensuring equitable access to secure and sustainable housing for all.


To create a community that provides networking and professional development opportunities and promotes the advancement and leadership of women working in the affordable housing industry.

Illinois Leadership

Karly Brinla
Brinshore | VP of Development

Vice President
Tania Kadakia
Wrought Iron Partners | Founder & CEO

Avni Shah
RubinBrown | Partner

Andrea Keeney
The Michaels Organization | VP of Development

National Chapter Liaison
Carolyn Isaacson
ALTUSWORKS | Principle

Director of Communications
Janine Perez
Burling Builders | Marketing Business Dev Manager


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