CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Regulatory Update

September 21, 2023

This afternoon, Ethan Handelman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs sent out the following information:

It is my pleasure to announce Jen Larson as the Director of the Multifamily Office of Asset Management and Portfolio Oversight (OAMPO). Prior to her new position, Jen’s most recent role was Housing Senior Advisor in HUD’s Office of Recapitalization working primarily on the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP).

Jen fell in love with the affordable housing field over 20 years ago with her first job out of college as assistant manager at a HUD Section 236 property. After several years working for nonprofits as a property manager, asset manager and developer, she feels fortunate to have learned the business of affordable housing from multiple perspectives and has seen firsthand the difference that quality affordable housing makes in the lives of families. She earned her master’s degree in public policy at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs before joining HUD’s Multifamily Asset Management team in the Minneapolis field office in 2010.

Jen moved to the Washington DC area with her husband and three children in 2014 to pursue opportunities at HUD HQ, serving as Director of the Multifamily Asset and Counterparty Oversight Division in OAMPO where she oversaw portfolio risk and expanded her knowledge of HUD Multifamily issues. In 2019 she transferred to USDA Rural Development to become the Director of Multifamily Asset Management there, becoming an expert in Section 515 and other RD programs. She returned to HUD in February 2023 to work for the Office of Recapitalization on GRRP implementation and is excited to bring her extensive Multifamily experience as well as her continued passion for affordable housing to this new role.

Please join me in welcoming Jen. Together, we look forward to continuing working with you in providing stability and affordability to the Multifamily housing market in support of HUD’s mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities.

CARH worked closely with Jen during her time at Rural Development and looks forward to continuing that relationship in her new role.

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