Washington, D.C. – January 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Bill Haslam has named Memphis-area homebuilder Kim Grant Brown to serve on the Tennessee Housing Development Agency Board of Directors.
Brown, a daughter and granddaughter of homebuilders, built her first home the summer between her junior and senior years of college. She served as the president of the West Tennessee Home Builders Association for 2014, the first woman and youngest person to do so.
She manages her own business and has a partnership with the family residential construction company, Grant & Company. The Grants build in Arlington, Bartlett, and Lakeland, as well as Olive Branch, Miss. The company’s home office is located in Collierville.
“I am honored to join the THDA Board of Directors, and I’m deeply grateful to the governor for placing his trust in me,” said Brown. “My family is committed to helping families achieve their dreams. By making homeownership available and affordable, we are not only assisting individual households, we are also stimulating and supporting Tennessee’s economy.”
“As an industry association we are extremely pleased that Governor Haslam has appointed Kim Brown as a director of THDA,” said Keith Allen, president of the West Tennessee Home Builders Association. “Ms. Brown is a recent past president of our (renamed) association and as such she served the industry well during her time on our board. I am confident that with her residential building experience and her passion for the home building industry she will also serve THDA well.”
THDA was created by the State Legislature in 1973 to provide loans, grants, tax credits, and other financing opportunities to encourage the construction, repair, and preservation of affordable housing and to help ensure the housing market meets the needs of every Tennessean, regardless of income, disability, or age.