Mary Schoen-Clark


Development of affordable housing.

Human services.

Youth programs.

Non-profit consultant.



“Providing a broad range of housing ties together many of the economic development efforts taking place in our community. Bringing MAHP in helps us address affordable housing.”

– Mayor Ed Brown: Washington, Iowa

“Not long ago we had a big problem with just 3 houses on the market and no apartments available. MAHP has helped us change that. Today we have new homes in various stages of construction, plus new lots with water and sewer accessibility. For us, it was the right way to go.”

– Mayor Lois Winegurden: Deep River, Iowa

“She’s a very special lady, is dedicated, smart and sympathetic to her constituents. And she knows that her agency can’t run with a deficit!”

– Henry Royer,  president and CEO of Merchants National Bank (ret.)


  • Hawkeye Area Community Action Achievement Award, 1992
  • Developed Iowa’s first Housing Land Trust in 1994
  • Member, National Center for Housing Management, 1994
  • Vice President Gore keynote speaker at opening of downtown apartments in 1996
  • Daybreak Rotary Public Service Award, 1997
  • Woman of the YearAward, YWCA Cedar Rapids, 1997
  • McAuley Institute’s “Courage in Community” Award, 1997
  • Appointed to Iowa Governor’s Housing Task Force in 2000
  • State of Oregon Ending Homelessness Advisory Council 2006-09
  • Oregon ON’s Portland Policy Council Member 2014-
  • Daily Reprieve Board Chair 2014-