Priya Jayachandran is the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing at the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. She stepped into the role on December 15, 2015, when Ben Metcalf moved on to lead the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
Jayachandran joined the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs in Sep. 2014 as a Senior Policy Advisor to help FHA’s work on Low Income Housing Tax Credit issues. In December of the same year, she also assumed Acting Directorship of the Program Administration Office, Multifamily’s front office.
Jayachandran spent over 15 years in community development real estate banking in New York and Washington, DC. She led teams delivering debt and tax credit equity for real estate developers of affordable housing and charter schools. Under her leadership, the Mid-Atlantic market at both Citi and Bank of America were the top production offices in the country.
Priya has not limited herself to real estate in the US. She also worked in La Paz, Bolivia for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and worked for Credit Suisse and California State Treasurer Kathleen Brown. Priya earned her BA from the University of California and her MPA from Princeton University.