Brian C. Mathews, Director of Housing

11 months ago

Brian C. Mathews was appointed the Director of Housing in January 2015. He previously held the position of Senior Project Manager for a variety of federally and state-funded programs within the Division of Housing. Prior to joining the City, Mathews spent a decade in the mortgage banking industry, promoting homeownership in the towns of Hartford, Windsor, and Bloomfield. In addition to formerly owning and operating a mortgage brokerage business, Mathews previously worked for People’s United Bank – where he was instrumental in partnering with the City to create a successful down payment assistance program. The program, HouseHartford, is now responsible for creating over 1,300 new homeowners and providing $15.7 Million in financial assistance since inception.

Brian has served as a board member for Rebuilding Together Hartford and the Urban League of Greater Hartford. He is an avid proponent of homeownership and has conducted seminars covering topics which include budgeting & credit, predatory lending, the mortgage loan process, and small multi-family investment strategies.

Mathews is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the university’s football and track & field teams. A native of Hartford, Brian has called several Hartford neighborhoods home, including the Blue Hills, South End, Asylum Hill, Southwest, and South Green neighborhoods.

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