DCHA WELCOMES NEW COMMISSIONERS
Commissioner Shelore L. Fisher
The next District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting will feature two new faces – Interim Deputy Mayor M. Jeff Miller and Commissioner Shelore L. Fisher.
“It has always been my passion to work with people,” Fisher said. “I’ve always been one to help, to jump out there and just do.”
Fisher is the first representative of the Housing Choice Voucher Program to sit on the board. The position has been vacant since the law added the 11th seat in 2010.
In her nomination letter from D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Fisher is described as a “highly organized individual” who has worked many years for a variety of organizations that are aligned closely with DCHA’s mission.
She spent five years managing the office of United Communities Against Poverty, while also coordinating volunteers and handling event logistics. She also has worked for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Most recently, she has been working towards her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and volunteering at her grandchildren’s school, Moten Elementary.
“I’m interested in working on the board’s education committee,” Fisher said. “I also am open to learning about all of the different aspects of housing.”
She continued, “I’m here to learn about each department, what they do, and see what I can do to get that message out to the residents.”
Miller was recently appointed the head of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), D.C.’s agency that handles affordable housing, workforce development, and business recruitment, among other issues.
According to his biography, Miller has 23 years of experience in banking, finance and real-estate development. Prior to becoming Interim Deputy Mayor, Miller served as the District's Director of Real Estate for the last three years. In that position, Miller managed a portfolio of District development that includes 39 projects under construction and 44 completed for a total development cost of $6.4 billion. Through key projects such as City Market at O, Progression Place, and others in the pipeline, Miller has helped facilitate the creation of 2,714 affordable housing units in the District.
Previously, Miller founded a multifamily real estate consulting and investment firm called Prospect Diversified in Washington, D.C. and ran the east coast multi-family development group of both the Trammell Crow Company and Lowe Enterprises. He got his start at the Holladay Group and also JBG Companies before starting his own firm.
Interim Deputy Mayor M. Jeff Miller