Our Team

Executive Director

Thomas Kegelman joined Home City Development in May, 2009, assuming the role of  Executive Director.

Prior to that position, Tom was with The Community Builders development staff from May 1993 to April 2009, becoming Senior Project Manager. During that time, he assumed responsibility for managing several development projects, including a large HUD Section 236 sale, rehab and refinancing; several 9% LIHTC rental projects, totaling 320 units and 5,000 sf of commercial rental space; a 430 unit 236 decoupling with 4% bond financing; a 190 unit tenant buyout and rehab through the Title VI preservation program; two Section 202 Elderly Housing projects; two HOPE VI developments in two states; and redevelopment of the Northampton State Hospital, including a 28 unit mixed-income subdivision, renovation of 33 rental units, new construction of 40 more, and the development of a 115 unit subdivision for mixed-income homeowner and rental housing. 

Tom holds a Masters Degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Email:  tkegelman@homecitydevelopment.org

Phone: 413-785-5312 Ext. 101

Cell: 413-531-8144

Project Manager

Aimee Chambers joined Home City Development in April, 2017. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Aimee came to Springfield from New Orleans, where she served as Project Director for the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance. In this position, she aided non-compliant Road Home recipients with avoiding recapture of funds. Aimee previously worked with Broadmoor Development Corporation, where she developed housing using Historic Tax Credits, managed home sales, and authored a plan to restructure the organization. Aimee’s experience also includes the development of SBP’s (fka St. Bernard Project) homeownership readiness program. Aimee has expertise with CDBG, HOME, NSP2, New Markets Tax Credits, inclusionary zoning, and community engagement.

Aimee serves as Board Chair for Home by Hand, Inc., an organization that is advancing the national self-help housing movement. She also sits on the board of Tulane/Canal Neighborhood Development Corporation in New Orleans.

Aimee has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from University of Maryland and a BA in Sociology and Urban Studies from Manhattan College. She is certified with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Email: achambers@homecitydevelopment.org

Phone: 413-785-5312 Ext. 102

Cell: 860-539-6306

Executive Assistant

Melanie Jasmin joined Home City Development in June 2012. Her responsibilities include administrative support to the executive director and implementation of human resources programs and policies for staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and training.

Melanie is a Certified Administrative Professional through IAAP and is a notary public. She has completed secretarial science courses at Springfield Technical Community College as well as courses in commercial and industrial psychology, and wage and salary administration at Springfield College. Melanie is proficient in IT, having taken intermediate, advanced, and accelerated workshops and seminars in Microsoft Office Suite, and SQL Server, and Windows NT security.

Email: mjasmin@homecitydevelopment.org

Phone: 413-785-5312 Ext. 111

Contact Us

Home City Development, Inc.

261 Oak Grove Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109, United States