Tanya Eastwood Elected to Council for Affordable and Rural Housing Board
September 6, 2013
Greystone is pleased to announce that Tanya Eastwood, Managing Director of Greystone’s Affordable Housing Initiatives group, has been elected to the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) Board of Directors.
CARH is a national non-profit organization that serves as the premier association for participants in the affordable rural housing profession that supply goods and services to the industry. The organization represents the views and concerns of the affordable rural housing industry before Congress and federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Treasury, as well as other state and local housing agencies.
Members of the CARH Board advocate throughout the year for governmental policies that will enhance affordable rural housing in the U.S. The Board meets four times each year. Two of those meetings are held in Washington, D.C. in order to discuss issues of concern with officials from the Executive Branch and Members of Congress.
“The abundant challenges facing the affordable housing sector require participants to work together to ensure that the industry has its voice heard and is able to effectively influence policy,” said Ms. Eastwood. “I am honored to be joining this prestigious organization and look forward to working closely with its members and my fellow board directors.”
An industry veteran, Tanya joined Greystone Affordable Housing Initiatives in 2006 and has worked in multifamily real estate since 1989, focusing on development, management, fiscal analysis and asset management. Prior to joining Greystone, she was Executive Director of WAJ Management, LLC, where she directed the asset management of LIHTC, HUD and USDA sites located throughout North Carolina. Prior to that, Tanya served for approximately 11 years as Regional Vice President of Residential Development for Forest City Enterprise, a Cleveland based $10.7 billion publicly traded real estate company, where she concentrated on urban development and adaptive re-use of multifamily sites throughout the eastern U.S.
Greystone’s Affordable Housing Initiatives group is the nation’s leading provider of affordable housing preservation, recapitalization and rehabilitation transaction management services, having rehabilitated and preserved over 3,224 units, with another 7,500 in various stages of completion across the United States.