Providing affordable student housing since 1932

WAM Year in Review

not perfectly chronological & not comprehensive


  • We started off the year with a new general manager, Brian Donovan
  • Property tax return!!!! over  $350,000 we got back from last year and exemption for all future years.
  • Hired maggie as Fundraising outreach coordinator, and alumni team has raised a lot of money throughout the whole year
  • Separated Div and ed, new vp ed sophia
  • Decided to undertake full review of standing rules
  • Luther house city inspection – lots of hard work from maintenance
  • New member debt proceedings, which has led to us collecting a lot of our bad debt over the whole fiscal year going way back, this will save us 10s of thousands of dollars in the future


  • Hired pink
  • Opened ed center
  • Returned to in person board training and meetings
  • New eviction proceedings
  • Co-op month event
  • New vp finance duy-anh
  • Hired kyle as accounts payables coordinator to assist finance
  • EV charging stations at truth and king house, grant from DTE and hard work from John simpkins, also a lot of much needed parking lot repair at truth, hard work from maintenance


  • Approved money for minneapolis co-op
  • Conifer chronicle
  • Increased MLK scholarships to expand to pell grant recipients
  • Updated our payment plan policies
  • Member survey
  • Ch 16 updates
  • Red wings alumni fundraiser
  • Lenny promoted to DMR
  • Share returns up to date from last spring summer
  • New president!
  • Budget almost done

Moving forward

  • Need to finish the budget
  • Lots of planning work, reflection on all the progress we’ve made and how much more we have to go
  • Strategic planning, multi-year budget planning, new ideas for education and training