JED GRAEF JOINS HDS
SOFTWARE DIVISION NAMES NEW HOUSING BUSINESS MANAGER
Weston, FL, April 7, 2015– Housing and Development Services, Inc., the parent company of Housing and Development Software LLC (HDS) announces the appointment of Mr. Jed Graef as a Housing Business Manager. Graef joins HDS effective April 15th, 2015
Abdul Mondol, President of the Software Division expressed; “We are delighted that Jed is joining HDS in this capacity. The Section 8 and Multifamily industries are very important to HDS. Jed will strengthen our Team, and will provide us with strong industry and regulatory knowledge necessary for this key market.”
Graef got his start in Affordable Housing over 25 years ago as a programmer for A&M Software in Vermont. Later, as the development director, he designed the first Contract Administrator product, HFA Manager. Jed worked closely with many state agencies, and later transitioned to becoming an expert in regulatory compliance. In 1997, he joined IPM Software at their Director of Regulatory Compliance, where he focused on HUD Multifamily concerns for both Owners/Agents and Contract Administrators, in addition to Tax Credits. During this period he also worked directly as a HUD Contractor on the TRACS re-engineering project, specifically the original 202C Industry Specifications. Graef has been a respected industry expert for years. He has been requested by HUD to Chair various Industry Groups, including the assignment to write the specifications for TRACS 202D.
Since 2009, Graef has worked with MRI Software (formerly Bostonpost) as a Product Manager for Affordable Compliance. His focus has been on HUD Multifamily, Tax Credits, HOME, PHA, Rural Housing and others. His passion is finding innovative solutions to complex regulatory issues, and firmly believes software should be designed to free up people to make decisions. “The people who work on the state side of business are unfailingly bright, committed and knowledgeable” said Graef.
“As the leading Section 8 and Multifamily Software provider in the Affordable Housing Industry, HDS has been expanding its organization by focusing on our key markets and customers. Jed will become part of a Special Team that will support our Multifamily Markets, and focus on the expansion of our systems, functions, and regulatory compliance.” Said Cristina Miranda-Burns, HDS, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer. “Abdul and his management team have been implementing many changes that are strengthening our Operations, allowing us to provide our clients the best products and services available in the market today.”
HDS was founded in 1998, and focuses on the Affordable Housing and Community/Economic Development industries. Its major systems manage federal programs such as HOME, CDBG, HOPWA, ESG, HPRP, NSP, Section 8 PBCA, Tax Credits, Multifamily, Single Family, Loan Servicing and others. HDS interfaces with HUD systems, and is HUD’s leading EDI partner. HDS is a privately held WBENC Minority Certified firm, headquartered in Weston, Florida.
If you would like more information, please contact HDS Business & Marketing Division, Elena Miranda, VP at (954) 217-9597 Ext 221.