Thomas R. Gleason
Tom Gleason is a career housing professional with more than 36 years of experience in mortgage lending, community development and bond finance. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing), a position he has held since 2001. MassHousing is an independent, quasi-public agency that raises capital by selling bonds and lends to low- and moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners, and to developers who build or preserve affordable and/or mixed-income rental housing.
In its 48-year history, MassHousing has provided more than $17 billion for affordable housing, 60% ($10 billion) of which of which has been provided during Mr. Gleason’s tenure as CEO. MassHousing has helped more than 78,000 low-and moderate income families buy or refinance their home. The Agency operates its own mortgage insurance fund and services its own single family loan portfolio which has more than 21,000 loans valued at over $3.8 billion. MassHousing has a multifamily loan portfolio of more than 500 apartment communities valued at over $3.1 billion.
Mr. Gleason is the Vice President of the Board of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, and serves on the Boards of the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation. He also serves as a member of Fannie Mae’s Single Family National Customer Advisory Board and the National Association of Home Builders’ Mortgage Roundtable.
Prior to being named Executive Director of MassHousing, Mr. Gleason served as the Agency’s Deputy Director (1995-2001) and Director of Home Ownership (1993-1995). Before joining MassHousing in 1987, he worked for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Community Development.
Mr. Gleason is a 1976 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He resides in Westwood, Massachusetts.