Chris Brown is ACDA’s Housing Finance Manager, overseeing grant eligibility requirements and working to elevate ACDA’s profile in the community to make more people aware of the wide variety of programs offered. Previously, he worked in the Troy Planning Department and for the Troy Community Land Bank. His last job was as a Senior Planner for the Sarasota Planning Department in Florida. He decided to come back to the Capital Region for a few reasons.
“I’ve been a mostly lifelong resident of Upstate New York and I missed the area,” says Chris, who graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in public policy. “And I wanted to focus on affordable housing, which is such an important issue in Albany and the region.” In his free time, Chris likes to read, play basketball and take day trips around the region.