Wilmington Housing Authority announces new executive director

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Tyrone Garrett has been named the new executive director for the Wilmington Housing Authority. After approval at a WHA’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Garrett will take on the role on Monday, May 16.

“Mr. Garrett’s first objective will be to accelerate the rehousing of families displaced from homes that have been contaminated by mold. In addition to rebuilding staff, he will need to initiate the rebuilding of the Hillcrest property in coordination with the City of Wilmington, New Hanover Country, HUD and the development partner,” writes a WHA release.

Previously, Garrett worked as the chief executive officer of the District of Columbia Housing Authority. During his first two years there, he lead work on a $2 billion transformation plan to revamp the DCHA portfolio. He also was the executive director for the Housing Authority of the city of Long Branch in New Jersey for 15 years.

“He is the right person to lead WHA to a re-envisioned future. His skills include knowledge of negotiations for redevelopment projects, development and operationalizing resident training programs, and working with city and county partnerships,” said WHA Board of Commissioners chairman Al Sharp. “He has knowledge of our current situation and is ready to join us in building the future.”

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