CJ Manthe Appointed Nevada Housing Division Administrator


Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
Carson City, NV - May 21, 2014

The Department of Business and Industry today announced that CJ Manthe has been named Nevada Housing Division Administrator.  The appointment comes after former administrator Bruce K. Johnson submitted his resignation in early May in order to return to Philadelphia to reunite with his family.  Manthe assumed the leadership role effective May 19.

"Nevada Housing Division is such a great fit for me. I am excited about the opportunity to continue innovating in the field of affordable housing," said Manthe.

Manthe has over 25 years of management experience in the public and private sectors.  For the past ten years, she worked at the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) as the Chief Financial Officer and prior to that, Deputy Director.  Previously she served in leadership roles at nonprofit organizations including the American Red Cross and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

During her tenure at NRHA, she developed expertise in affordable housing programs including single family financing programs, tax-exempt bonds, taxable forward market funding and mortgage credit certificates. Manthe has also been involved in ground up development and rehabilitation projects for several multi-family projects assisting Nevada low-income seniors and families.

Ms. Manthe earned a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Accounting from the University of Wisconsin.  She is a member of the National Council of State Housing Agencies and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About NHD

Created by the Nevada Legislature in 1975, the Nevada Housing Division was created to encourage the investment of private capital and stimulate the financing of affordable housing through the use of public financing to provide mortgage loans and to make loans to and purchase mortgage loans from mortgage lenders, and to perform any other function authorized by NRS 319.  The Division provides low interest rate mortgages and down payment assistance to qualifying individuals and provides funding for affordable multi-family housing developments for seniors and families.  In addition, the Division oversees the Hardest Hit Fund, which assists homeowners at risk of default or foreclosure.