Let's Build Something Together

About S.E. Clark

We focus on building community, bringing peace of mind to a difficult process, and keeping developments at their highest potential.  Merging sound organization with continued compliance and sustainability. 


S.E. Clark and Associates was incorporated in 1982 for purposes of acquisition and rehabilitation of inner-city properties. Following the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which created the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), SECA expanded its mission to include the development of new affordable housing. The first tax credit project developed by SECA was completed in 1988.


SECA is adept in all aspects of affordable housing development and management extending to the site selection, environmental and geotechnical testing, architectural and engineering designs, project schedules, detailed budgets and pro formas, formation of project ownership entities, resident relocation, securing utility services, and obtaining permits and zoning approvals. The company conducts a professional practice providing these services for housing authorities, municipalities, counties, federal and state agencies, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, housing development corporations, and private concerns.


Our Team

Steven Clark, President Helen Crum, Compliance      



Steven E. Clark, President


Steve Clark, founder and President of S.E. Clark & Associates, Inc., has over 30 years of experience developing affordable housing. During this time, he has built a solid collaborative of trusted industry experts, and has become a valued member of his clients’ teams.

Mr. Clark has made it a top priority for himself and his team at S.E. Clark & Associates to acquire expertise in new affordable housing programs. Thus, SEC has remained at the forefront of the industry, having closed its first LIHTC development in 1988, just two years after the tax credit was introduced, and the third RAD conversion in the country.

He has first-hand understanding of issues faced by Public Housing Authorities, having served as the interim Executive Director at the housing authorities of Champaign, IL and Danville, IL, and as the Deputy Project Manager of the $160 million Darst-Webbe HOPE VI in St. Louis, Missouri.

In addition to his business activities, Mr. Clark enjoys theatre and riding horses with his daughter. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois.


Helen M. Crum, Financial  & Compliance Manager  


Ms. Crum has over 24 years of experience developing and managing affordable housing, and is a stalwart of the SEC organization.

Ms. Crum has served as the executive director of community development nonprofit organizations. And she oversees the construction draw process; establishes program files; assists clients on program requirements; performs relocation services; and prepares grant applications. As an expert on tax credit compliance, she is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate residents get housed, and investors receive their returns.

In addition to her business activities, Ms. Crum enjoys theatre, live music, and boating.