LeadingAge Florida Appoints Rhanda McKown as Director of Affordable Housing

by Jeff Shaw

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — LeadingAge Florida has appointed Rhanda McKown as its director of affordable housing.

McKown joins LeadingAge Florida from the North Tampa Housing Development Corp., where she served as a local contract specialist. She has nearly 20 years of experience in various aspects of the housing industry and spent the last 15 years conducting management and occupancy reviews (MOR) under the Performance Based Contract Administration (PBCA) contract in Florida.

“Through her previous work with our association and her work at the North Tampa Housing Development Corp., she knows many of our members already and has a deep understanding of their issues and challenges,” says Steve Bahmer, president and CEO of LeadingAge Florida. “She will be critical in developing a robust housing education agenda, providing assistance and insight to members on housing issues, and contributing directly to the development and achievement of a housing advocacy agenda.”

McKown’s prior housing industry experience includes having served as director of the Affordable Housing Study Commission (AHSC), a group appointed by Florida’s governor to research a variety of timely housing topics and propose recommendations for implementation each year in a comprehensive annual report.

McKown graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

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