John Wiechmann, CEO Midwest Housing Equity Group Jul 7, 2017
"The Dream of Having a Home"

John Wiechmann became president and CEO of the Midwest Housing Equity Group (MHEG) in 2012.  His passion is to have a more hands-on approach to helping finance affordable housing development, a passion that he has demonstrated throughout his career.  Prior to joining the Midwest Housing Equity Group, Wiechmann had a successful law career in the affordable housing industry at Kutak Rock law firm in Omaha, Nebraska.  In 2002, he began his career in the firm's tax credit practice, working primarily with low income housing tax credit syndicators such as Midwest Housing Equity Group.  In that role, he worked on moving institutional capital into meaningful real estate developments that would provide good, safe, and affordable places to live.  After rising through the ranks of the law firm over a period 10 years, he made a decision to join Omaha based Midwest Housing Equity Group as CEO.  His unique background of legal and business skills in the affordable housing industry has helped MHEG expand its reach from four states to 10, operating in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Northern Texas.  MHEG places approximately $175 million in low income housing tax credit equity each year to help developers build affordable housing.  Over the last 23 years, MHEG has built homes for 54,000 people.   John Wiechmann and his wife and two daughters live in Omaha.