HUD INSPECTOR GENERAL PRESENTS NATIONAL AWARD TO DCHA'S MICHAEL KELLY
Kenneth Donohue, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today presented the Inspector General’s Service Award to Michael Kelly, Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority.
Donohue pointed out that Kelly has headed the Authority since it emerged from court-ordered receivership in 2000, stating, “Today, it’s one of the best programs in the nation.” The national award represents “excellence in public service and accountability to the people we serve.”
Kelly is the only registered architect to head a large public housing agency, having received his bachelor’s in architecture and urban planning from Princeton and a master’s from the University of California at Berkeley. He also is the former Harvey-Wadsworth Professor of Urban Affairs at Tulane University’s School of Architecture.
He is the president of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities and is a founding Board Member of the National Organization of African Americans in Housing. He is a Trustee with the National Housing Conference and is a member of the National Housing Committee for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.