MassHousing’s David Keene Elected as VP of National Leased Housing Association’s Board of Directors
- Aug 09, 2013
Boston—MassHousing’s David Keene has been elected to serve a one-year term as vice president on the National Leased Housing Association Board of Directors.
Keene, the Agency’s chief preservation officer, will assist the NLHA in its mission of providing its members with information and advocacy concerning low and moderate-income rental housing.
Keene has been at MassHousing for 27 years. During that time, he has overseen more than $1 billion in refinancing for rental housing, tax credit recapitalizations and other loan transactions, as well as more than $500 million in annual Section 8 subsidies. He has developed several national award-winning programs, including those for Section 8 Proactive Preservation, Section 202 refinancing, Preservation Vouchers for state-assisted housing, Section 8 restructurings, and Expiring Use Friendly Prepayments.
Prior to joining MassHousing, Keene worked in New York, Washington and Texas in the area of affordable housing and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master’s Degree in City Planning from theUniversity of Pennsylvania.
The NLHA describes itself as “a sophisticated and effective force in dealing with the changing political and economic realities of low and moderate income housing. NLHA consistently provides its members with timely, detailed information on the latest program developments and requirements. An architect of the Section 8 project-based and tenant-based housing legislation, NLHA leads in the formation of national housing policy and is a key player when program and funding decisions are being made in Congress, at HUD and Treasury.
The NLHA has helped obtain necessary legislative and regulatory changes affecting federally related housing and tax policy for more than 40 years, according to the organization.