HUD Multifamily DAS Ben Metcalf Appointed to Lead California DHCD

California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Ben Metcalf as Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Metcalf has been deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development since 2013, where he served as senior advisor to the commissioner and assistant secretary of housing from 2011 to 2013 and as senior advisor to the deputy assistant secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs from 2010 to 2012.

Metcalf was the project manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation from 2004 to 2010, a research associate at the Center for Court Innovation from 2000 to 2001 and a development associate at Common Ground Community from 1998 to 2000. Metcalf earned a Master of Public Policy degree in public policy and urban planning from the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.