CSH President and CEO Deborah De Santis has announced the promotion of Larry Oaks, who served the past two years as CSH director in New England, to the position of Eastern Region Managing Director.
“Larry’s enthusiasm for supportive housing is infectious and he has infused a high degree of confidence among policymakers, leaders and providers in New England,” said De Santis. “I am confident he will carry his successes into the rest of the Eastern Region.”
Larry is a community development professional with over 20 years of experience in the areas of affordable housing finance and supportive housing development and operations.
As director in CSH’s New England program, he oversaw lending, training, technical assistance and systems change work throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Prior to joining CSH, Larry was Vice President for Housing at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in New York. Before LISC, he served as Sr. Project Manager with the Boston-based, for-profit affordable housing developer Peabody Properties. At Peabody, he spearheaded a successful development effort that led to the creation of five new supportive housing developments for individuals and families in Massachusetts and New Jersey.
During the first twelve years of his career, Larry held a series of leadership positions at Housing & Services, Inc., a non-profit developer of supportive housing in New York City. From 2004 to 2008, he served as the organization’s Executive Director.
Larry studied public administration at the Harriman School of Management and Policy at Stony Brook University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.