Apartment Builder Andrew Chaban Honored for Affordable Housing Advocacy
NAHB honored Andrew Chaban, an apartment builder from North Andover, Mass., with the Dan Grady Memorial Award for his commitment to quality, affordable housing and his service to the association. The award was presented at the International Builders’ Show last month.
“Dan Grady made his ideals about the need for housing to serve families of all income levels an integral part of NAHB’s mission,” said 2004 NAHB President Bobby Rayburn. “Andrew’s dedication to the housing industry and to NAHB as the voice of housing would make Dan Grady proud.”
Chaban is the CEO of Princeton Properties, which owns and manages 5,000 apartment units in 33 communities throughout New England, He was instrumental in the creation of NAHB Multifamily’s Housing Credit Group, which is considered the nation’s leading voice for private sector developers in the low income housing tax credit industry, and has served in several key leadership positions within NAHB.
Chaban was recently named one of “125 Leaders who Make a Difference” by Banker and Tradesman of Boston. He currently serves as chair of NAHB’s Federal Government Affairs Committee.
During an almost 50-year career, Grady developed and managed subsidized housing. He also served as a consultant to other developers, non-profit organizations and government agencies on how to best use programs administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to create quality housing for lower-income families. Grady was inducted into the Housing Hall of Fame in 1992.