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Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

Total public member:                4           

Method of Appointment:           Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council            

Length of Appointment:           3 years

Residency:                               Must be a DC resident


Paid board:                              Stipend



The Board is charged with the duty to govern all the affairs of the Authority and shall have all powers necessary or appropriate to carry out the following purposes: (1) To review and approve all contracts for goods or services having a value of more than $250,000; (2) To make and implement rules, by-laws, and policies and regulations necessary or appropriate for the effective administration of the Authority; (3) To promulgate rules and procedures for the election of the elected Commissioners, and to conduct such elections; (4) To evaluate the Executive Director's job performance from time to time; and (5) To perform such other functions as are needed to ensure the provision of quality services to the residents of the Housing Properties.



The Board shall consist of 11 voting Commissioners, to be appointed as follows: (1) Four public Commissioners, nominated by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council by resolution; (2) Three resident Commissioners who shall be elected in an election held in, and for certain residents of, the Authority's Housing Properties; (2A) One housing choice voucher program recipient Commissioner, nominated by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council by resolution; (3) One ex officio Commissioner, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; (4) One Commissioner who shall be a labor representative named by the central labor council, except that the Commissioner shall not be an employee of the Authority; and (5) One Commissioner who shall be a housing advocacy representative named by the D.C. Consortium of Legal Services Providers, except that the Commissioner shall not be an employee of the Authority.  

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Those public Commissioners persons nominated by the Mayor shall meet the following requirements: (1) Each individual's appointment may be recommended by official action of the Advisory Committee; or (2) Each individual shall be selected by the Mayor from among District residents; provided, that each meets the other criteria indicated further below.  Additionally, each person nominated by the Mayor or recommended by the Advisory Committee shall be an individual who: (1) Has demonstrated knowledge of, and competence in, corporate governance; public housing law and regulations; real estate and construction; public housing development, operation, and management; subsidized or nonprofit housing production and development; multi-family housing development or management; business finance and investment; community-based redevelopment policies or activities; public management or administration; personnel or procurement administration; municipal finance or law; or philanthropy and social services; and (2) Is not an officer or employee of the federal government or the District government.  All Commissioners, at time of appointment, shall be residents of the District of Columbia and shall remain residents throughout the term of the appointment.


If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.




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