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Adrianne Todman received the “Executive Director of the Year,” award at the 2011 conference of the National Alliance of Resident Services in Affordable and Assisted Housing (NARSAAH) this weekend. Todman became the Executive Director of the DC Housing Authority in December 2010 after serving in an interim capacity for a year.

“Since taking control of DCHA in December, her agency has been on a constant upward swing,” said NARSAAH Director Samuel Little. “I have seen DCHA make bold moves with Ms. Todman at the helm, including modernization, leadership in green construction and housing, even preparing public housing residents for homeownership. Her commitment to a focused resident services program and resident empowerment is praiseworthy.”

NARSAAH is a the professional membership organization that provides certification training courses for public housing resident leaders and public housing board commissioners. It also provides a certification track for housing authority and private sector staff members who support residents. More than 500 registrants from 91 housing authorities attended the conference which included workshops on topics such as Grants and Resource Development, Leadership Development for Commissioners, HCVP Families and the Impact of Moving to Work.

“I am grateful to NARSAAH for recognizing our steadfast commitment to our residents and our community building efforts,” Todman said. “Housing authorities have a unique opportunity to positively impact lives and interrupt generational poverty. I am proud to receive this award.”

Under Todman’s leadership DCHA has developed new financing mechanisms to fund needed redevelopment of public housing. On the eve of accepting her award, she participated as a panelist in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 41st Annual National Conference. Ms. Todman described the trailblazing work DCHA is doing in partnership with the local VA to house homeless veterans. DCHA’s program was recognized as the national model for running a multi-agency partnership for optimal success in serving veterans and their families.

Adrianne Todman, Executive Director of the DC Housing Authority, receives Executive Director of the Year award from NARSAAH Director Samuel B. Little at the organization’s national conference in Orlando, FL
Adrianne Todman, Executive Director of the DC Housing Authority, receives Executive Director of the Year award from NARSAAH Director Samuel B. Little at the organization’s national conference in Orlando, FL
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