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 Executive Director Charles A. Richman

Executive Director Charles A. Richman

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Charles A. Richman
Executive Director, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA)

Charles A. Richman brings more than 40 years of experience in New Jersey state government to his role as Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA). Before joining NJHMFA in January 2018, Richman previously had served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), where he had worked for 31 years. NJHMFA is an affiliate of DCA.

Prior to joining DCA in 1986, he served as Executive Director of the New Jersey State Energy Office, and Assistant Commissioner and then Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Energy. He was named Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs in 1986, was promoted to Deputy Commissioner in 2005, and held the title of Acting Commissioner at DCA three times.

Throughout his tenure at DCA, Mr. Richman spearheaded effective policy development in areas ranging from affordable housing, fire safety, community planning and economic revitalization to budget development. He was responsible for regulatory reform in a variety of building and housing codes, evaluations of municipal operations; formulation of legislative strategies; preparation of department budgets and priorities; contract management; and supervision of operating divisions.

Over the years he has represented DCA on a number of prominent boards and commissions, including the Council on Affordable Housing; Casino Reinvestment Development Authority; the State Planning Commission, the New Jersey Historic Trust; and the Asbury Park Housing Authority among others. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, he helped lead efforts to provide Sandy-displaced families with housing options and in administering federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds to assist homeowners, renters and local governments in their Sandy recovery and rebuilding efforts.