As Executive Director of Portfolio Resident Services (PRS), now the largest, self- sustaining, third-party non-profit resident services provider in the nation, Ellie M.C. Fanning is a dynamic leader and passionate advocate for affordable housing across the country.
Ellie got her start on the leasing and property management side of affordable housing at Texas Inter-Faith Corporation in 2008 and earned the role of Assistant Director with PRS by the next year. She worked on-site for two years, and in January of 2011, became a Resident Director overseeing the implementation and acquisition of the “Cascade/Pinnacle Southwest Housing Portfolio,” consisting of 45 properties across Texas. Five years later, she became the Managing Director of the entire company, now encompassing over 330 communities.
After a decade in the industry, Ellie has overseen 55,000+ units of affordable multi-family & senior housing contracts, ensuring compliance in all the states they serve. PRS supports rent burdened individuals of all ages and demographic backgrounds.
Ellie’s reliable reputation is founded upon an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of our residents via “The Good Neighbor Program.” She encourages everyone to contemplate how the ideal neighbor would interact and become more intentional about building community in their day-to-day communications.
She rallies around those eager to assist low-income individuals in securing sustainable housing, grateful to lead such a diverse team with global impact.
Ellie’s passion is to provide premier customer service, validated by her extensive client list. She utilizes a progressive business model combined with a positive and persistent attitude towards ROI.
The daily quote she tries to live by is attributed to Martin Luther King. He states, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
In addition to her role at PRS, Ellie remains involved in the industry by serving as a member of the TAAHP board, the QAP and Scholarship Committee, the ULI Leadership team and the TACDC roundtable, along with TREC, TAA and NAA. In Washington, D.C., she stays active in NH&RA, NCSHA, AHF Live and HAG.