In December 2021, Lisa Wilkerson was named director of rental assistance and compliance at the SC State Housing Finance & Development Authority (SC Housing), where she directs and manages the overall design, implementation and daily operations of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCVP), Performance Based Contract Administration (CA), and the multi-family Compliance Monitoring programs at SC Housing. In this role, Wilkerson plays an integral part in fulfilling SC Housing’s mission to create quality affordable housing opportunities for the citizens of South Carolina.
Wilkerson joined SC Housing in December 2003. She previously served as: the manager of the foreclosure, bankruptcy and REO department for five years; mortgage production and post closing manager for four years; and mortgage operations manager for an additional five years. In addition, she spent much of 2021 serving as joint operations manager for the newly established federal emergency rental and homeowner assistance programs at SC Housing.
Prior to joining SC Housing, Wilkerson served as treasurer and clerk to town council at the Town of Prosperity in South Carolina. Earlier in her career, Wilkerson was the assistant vice president responsible for mortgage and consumer loan servicing at Newberry Federal Savings Bank.
Wilkerson holds a bachelor of science degree in Financial Management from Clemson University and has earned Associate Public Manager and Certified Professional Manager designations through the S.C. Department of Administration. She has achieved her Uniform Property Conditions Standards Certification in addition to her Certified Professional of Occupancy designation. She completed the Development Dimensions International Leadership Program and is a graduate of SC Housing’s STEPS Leadership Development Program. She is an FHA Direct Endorsement underwriter and is trained in Mediation Theory and Skills through the S.C. Department of Administration.
Wilkerson is a lifelong resident of South Carolina and currently resides on Lake Murray in Newberry County. Wilkerson is married with three adult children and one granddaughter.