Ben Zimmitti joined National Housing Trust in 2022 as the lending team’s Loan Fund Administrator. In his current role as Asset Manager, Ben monitors NHT Lending's loan portfolio for both the National Housing Trust Community Development Fund (NHTCDF) and the Institute for Community Economics (ICE). Ben serves as the main point of contact for borrowers post-closing.
Before joining NHT, Ben worked at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a financial aid counselor. Here, Ben supported students and their families in navigating higher education finance, while also coordinating the federal work-study program. A proud Baltimorean, Ben became interested in affordable housing during his bus commutes to work each morning where he observed the impressive housing stock in Maryland’s largest city.
Ben graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics, before receiving his Master of Arts in higher education administration.