Governor LePage Nominates Maine State Housing Director

March 19, 2018

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 19, 2018
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has nominated Dan Brennan to be director of the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA). Brennan is now serving as the MSHA senior director of programs.

“After more than 25 years of service with the agency, Dan has a strong understanding of MaineHousing’s programs,” said Governor LePage. “He will ensure that the agency follows its strategic plan to serve people in need in the most effective manner."

“MaineHousing has an important duty to serve our state’s most vulnerable populations,” said Governor LePage. “This agency must have a director, and I will not play political games—as the Democrats have by rejecting qualified nominees—or divert our attention from Maine’s real challenges.”

Brennan oversees the agency’s production and program departments, including multi-family development and asset management, first-time homebuyer loans, energy assistance and home repair, homeless assistance and housing-choice vouchers. He began his career with MaineHousing as the agency’s first internal auditor, then assumed greater responsibilities with the oversight of the asset management department, the development department and the energy and housing services department. He was promoted to his current position in 2016.

Brennan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and a Master’s in Business Administration from Thomas College in Waterville. He is participating in the Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine program.

Brennan and his wife live in Winslow with their three children.