About Us

Thomas Kegelman, Executive Director



Tom joined Home City Development in  2009.

Prior to that, 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.

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Peter Serafino, Director of Real Estate Development



Peter joined Home City Development in the summer of 2019. Prior to joining Home City, Peter was a project manager in Real Estate Development at Way Finders for 10 years. There, he managed several major developments with complex funding structures throughout Western and Central Massachusetts. In family housing he managed three developments creating 125 units total. In senior housing he managed a project to re-finance and rehabilitate 40 units, and an adaptive re-use of a historic building to complete 28 units. He also managed the construction of 70 studio/one-bedroom apartments with 2,500 square feet of retail space. These projects were completed using a variety of private and public funding sources including: State and federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC); state and federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, USDA 515 funds, HUD 233(f) financing, and many others. From 2005-2008 Peter worked with The Community Builders as project manager primarily for a HOPE VI development of 127 rental apartments in Hartford, CT. 

A native of Springfield, MA, Peter lived in Brooklyn, NY for 19 years. Peter holds a Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (International Development) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Melanie Jasmin, Administrative Services Manager



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.

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Tia Altman, Associate Administrative Services Manager


Tia Altman joined Home City Development in January 2020.  Her responsibilities include assisting in the administrative support to the executive director and implementation of human resources programs and policies for staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and training. Tia will be transitioning into the role of Administrative Services Manager position during 2020.

Tia has worked as the Executive Assistant at Springfield College as well as at American International College.  She has a BA in liberal studies from American International College. Tia also graduated from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, LIPPI (Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact). She is a commissioned notary public in the state of Massachusetts and has many years of executive-level administrative experience.  

Tia serves as the Board Secretary of the Pesce Family Foundation.

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