3 Public Housing Leaders from Medium Sized Agencies You Should Know

We at ^Housing Futures believe in celebrating leaders who chose public housing as their career and passion.  Today we examine three leaders that work at medium to large sized housing authorities across the USA.

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Fred Mckinnies:  Jacksonville Housing Authority:   Phil has been the ED at this housing authority for several years.   This PHA has made large strides and boasts a robust voucher and public housing portfolio as well as a dynamic resident services division.

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Preston Prince: Fresno Housing Authority:  Building on more than two decades of experience in housing development and policy, Preston Prince took the helm of the Fresno Housing Authority in 2007, following six years as Executive Director of the Aurora, Colorado Housing Authority. Prince shaped his housing philosophy through his experiences as a housing developer at the Seattle-based nonprofit Common Ground, as development director at the Kitsap County Housing Authority, and as senior housing development program manager with the Seattle Housing Authority.

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Mishon Hurst: Reno Housing Authority: Mishon oversees the Asset Management department including the management and maintenance of 750 federally assisted public housing units and over 165 affordable scattered site properties that were purchased and rehabilitated with HOME funds, NSP grants, Good Neighbor program, and private funding sources. RHA owns 5 Public Housing family projects and 3 senior projects.

In addition, she oversees the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. The approximately 2,800 vouchers include standard Section 8 vouchers, HUD VASH vouchers, Moderate Rehabilitation vouchers, Project Based vouchers, NED vouchers, and Single Room Occupancy vouchers.

Conclusion: Do you know other leaders we should highlight?  Please email us at info@housing-futures.org.

Author: jcrites

Josh Crites is an American social housing professional with both practical and research experience. He has worked at 3 social housing companies in the USA in roles ranging from policy and operations to process improvement and strategy. Josh is a former Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow. During that fellowship, Josh researched and worked with social housing companies in Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, England, Estonia and Spain. He is an avid writer and advocate for the provision of social housing around the world.

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