Jane Banks, a leader at Center for Human Development for over 20 years and a stalwart partner to the Network, will be joining DHCD as the new Assistant Undersecretary for the Division of Housing Stabilization (replacing Rose Evans). While her leaving CHD is such a loss for our immediate community, it is fair to say we – and the Commonwealth – have so much to gain with her in this new position.  Please see DHCD’s formal announcement below.

The Network’s Family Services Committee will have an opportunity to relay our thanks and best wishes at its meeting tomorrow.  For others who would like to send thanks and congratulations directly, please contact Jane at [email protected].

Congratulations, Jane!


DHCD Announcement:

Dear Providers:

I am excited to formally announce that Jane Banks will be joining the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as the new Assistant Undersecretary for the Division of Housing Stabilization.  Jane is coming to us from the Center for Human Development in Springfield where she worked for nearly twenty years.  While there she held leadership roles with oversight of an array of multi-services programs serving families, children and individuals. She has managed a number of programs including: one of the Commonwealths largest EA shelter programs with shelter capacity of 297 families within their portfolio, HUD funded Supportive Housing Programs, Community Housing Supportive Program for families and individuals in Northampton, a Single Room Occupancy Program, and an very successful EA diversion program.

We are excited to be able to draw on Jane’s extensive experience in management and supervision, program development as well as her deep understanding of housing and homelessness, ranging from emergency shelters to permanent supportive housing

I know you will be as thrilled as I am that Jane has accepted the Assistant Undersecretary position.  She will be transitioning into her new role on July 31st.

Please anticipate that Jane will be reaching out to you all, once she arrives at DHCD.

Ita Mullarkey

Associate Director

Division of Housing Stabilization


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