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The District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted today to authorize the Chair of the Board, Neil Albert, to enter into negotiations for an employment contract with Tyrone Garrett to serve as the agency’s new Executive Director. Garrett is currently the Executive Director of the City of Long Branch Housing Authority with management oversight of both the Asbury Park and Red Bank Housing Authorities in New Jersey.

Garrett  is widely recognized in the affordable housing industry as an multi-disciplined, innovative leader who is lauded for both overseeing the turnaround of a troubled housing agency (Asbury Park) and for his community redevelopment experience, including the revitalization of nine housing sites, an elementary school, and community center (Long Branch). At the Long Branch Housing Authority, Garrett led the agency’s redevelopment project of a $20 million HOPE VI project. During his tenure, the authority also was awarded tax credit awards totaling more than $72 million.

“The Board of Commissioners is confident in its selection of Garrett as DCHA’s new Executive Director,” said Albert. “The opportunities and challenges we face are familiar to Garrett and we are confident that his effective leadership style and capacity is in line with what the District needs.”   

“I'm honored by my selection to lead the District of Columbia Housing Authority,” Garrett said. “It's inevitable that this distinguished agency will continue to grow as the national model and voice for providing quality affordable housing in our communities.”

Albert also added, “On behalf of the board, we want to acknowledge and thank Interim Executive Director Nathan Bovelle who effectively directed DCHA since June 1.”

DCHA is an independent government agency whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing to extremely low- through moderate-income households, foster sustainable communities, and cultivate opportunities for residents to improve their lives. The agency provides housing to more than 50,000 residents and is the largest affordable housing provider in the District of Columbia. 

More than 8,300 low-income families live in one of DCHA’s 64 housing communities. Some 13,000 low-income families receive a housing rental voucher that enables them to rent a home in D.C.’s private housing market. DCHA customers include more than 15,000 children and nearly 6,200 elderly residents. 

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Last modified: 8/25/2017 4:25:40 PM