BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed Patricia A. McArdle, Esq., to the MassHousing Board of Directors. McArdle, an attorney, heads the Law Office of Patricia A. McArdle and Associates, PC, in Mattapoisett, according to a press release.

“Patricia McArdle is a highly qualified legal professional who will bring several years of experience to the MassHousing Board,” said Baker. “We look forward to working with her, the board and all other stakeholders as we continue to develop affordable housing opportunities across the commonwealth.”

McArdle is an experienced attorney with expertise in property and real estate law, family law, business law, and estate planning and probate law. She is a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and in Rhode Island. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. She formerly served on the Planning Board in the town of Marion and as town moderator.

“I am really honored to have been considered and appointed to the Board of Directors,” said McArdle. “Having served on local boards and participated in local board meetings in Southeastern Massachusetts, I have seen firsthand the disconnection between trying to provide much needed affordable housing and a municipality trying to control its own destiny. I am very excited about the programs offered by MassHousing, including the new Community Scale Housing Initiative. I am hoping that I can help bridge the gap between the exciting projects taking shape in the Boston area and creating the same in Southeastern Massachusetts.”

“MassHousing’s mission is to confront the housing challenges facing Massachusetts and Patricia’s legal expertise and real estate experience will be of great benefit to the MassHousing Board,” said MassHousing Chairman Michael J. Dirrane. “We appreciate the governor’s thoughtful appointment and look forward to Patricia’s insight into our work to provide cost-effective affordable housing for the residents of Massachusetts.”

MassHousing Board members are unpaid volunteers who are appointed by the governor, typically to seven-year terms, although in the event of a vacancy a new member can be appointed to fill out the remainder of a former member’s term.