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New chief takes over Greenville Housing Fund

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The Greenville Housing Fund has appointed a public housing veteran as its new CEO.

The fund, which provides funding and investments for affordable and workforce housing, hired Bryan Brown to oversee all planning, directing and management of affordable housing and strategic revenue generating opportunities for the organization.

“Bryan is the perfect fit to lead Greenville Housing Fund toward advancement of our policies, programs and systems because of his extensive professional leadership experience,” Bogue Wallin, Greenville Housing Fund chairman, said in a news release. “Bryan understands the importance of relationships on local, state and national levels in developing sustainable housing for the area’s residents.”

Brown’s career includes a variety of roles that relate to affordable housing, most recently serving as the chief operating officer of the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority in Columbus, Ohio. In that role he provided leadership as a member of the senior executive team managing a $140 million annual operating budget, according to the release.

The Greenville Housing Fund finances and invests in housing developments that serve households primarily earning $55,000 and below. The fund seeks to increase the supply of quality affordable housing across Greenville County.

The Greenville Housing Fund was established as a result of the recommendations made in the “Balancing Prosperity and Affordable Housing” report completed by the city of Greenville in 2016.

The Greenville Housing Fund operates as a wholly-owned LLC under CommunityWorks Inc.

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