Emily Seibel is celebrating her 10th anniversary serving as Executive Director of Yellow Springs Home, Inc., a community land trust dedicated to strengthening community and diversity through permanently affordable housing. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Global Studies with a Concentration in Economics from Antioch College. She went on to earn a year-long Certificate in Project Management from Antioch University Midwest. She is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council and completed a year-long Business Planning Fellowship through the National Community Land Trust Network. She is currently enrolled in the Master’s in Consciousness Studies program at the Holmes Institute.
Emily has championed the successful completion of a variety of affordable housing projects while growing client-first, community-first programs. Emily currently serves as the Board President of the statewide community development trade group, the Ohio CDC Association, where she is actively involved in advancing policy initiatives (including a successful coalition to cap PayDay lending rates in Ohio, saving residents more than $75,000,000 annually in fees) and increasing pass-through financial resources for member organizations. She also serves on the Global Land Alliance Center for CLT Innovation Racial Equity Working Group. She consults with community land trust start-up groups by way of the Grounded Solutions Network in Dayton and Oberlin, Ohio and through NeighborWorks America in Kansas City, Missouri. She currently serves on the Inclusive and Resilient Yellow Springs Coalition.
She has presented at conferences, webinars, and trainings in Ohio, Utah, Washington, Kentucky, and online on a variety of topics including leadership, community land trusts, and fundraising. She previously served on the board of the National Community Land Trust Network, where she chaired the Community and Capacity Building Committee. In addition, she has facilitated groups through the Deep Currents and Noble Purpose curriculum, exploring work as a pilgrimage of identity. Her work has appeared in Shelterforce Magazine, published by the National Housing Institute.
Emily’s prior work experience includes a variety of roles in higher education including academic support, disability services, and study abroad administration. She interned with nonprofit organizations in her native Lawrence, Kansas; on White Earth Reservation, Minnesota; and in the Himalayan Mountains in Sikkim, India. While in college she earned a scholarship to study emerging capitalism in Eastern Europe, traveling to Poland, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.
A true Antiochian, Emily is deeply committed to social justice in action.