About SLHA

The St. Louis Housing Authority is committed to providing diverse housing opportunities and to enhancing the quality of life of the families we serve.

We are a community full of hope, dreams and ambition. For more than 80 years, SLHA has helped St. Louisans with access to affordable housing and social services, becoming a close-knit community dedicated to helping each other. With more than 20,000 residents, over 100 staff, hundreds of partners and volunteers, we are one big family.

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Through a dedicated team of over 100 employees, SLHA provides housing assistance to individuals and families through two major housing programs: Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher. We serve over 20,000 residents and participants, and effectively partner with nonprofit organizations, property owners, developers, contractors, elected officials and vendors to administer our programs. SLHA has an annual operating budget of approximately $85 million and is funded primarily by federal sources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

SLHA By the numbers


Team of Dedicated Employees


St. Louis Residents Served


Annual Operating Budget


Housing Vouchers Administered


Years Helping Families

Our Leadership Team

SLHA is managed by Interim Executive Director Latasha Barnes with an innovative leadership team and with the guidance of a seven member Board of Commissioners. Five are appointed by the Mayor and two are resident commissioners who represent the SLHA community.

Latasha Barnes

Interim Executive Director

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Lucius Bennett

Director of Property Management

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Bridgette Harvey

Director of Finance

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Jason W. Hensley

Director of Real Estate Development

Sarah Hugg-Turner

General Counsel

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Karl Hughes

Director of Information Technology

Val Joyner

Director of Communications

Carla Matthews

Director of HCV Operations

Vontriece McDowell

Director of Resident and Community Engagement

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Stacy Taylor

Director of Human Resources

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Paul Werner

Director of Operations (Public Housing)

Leadership and Passion

SLHA Board of Commissioners

Our Board of Commissioners provides the direction necessary to guide SLHA to success

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Sal Martinez


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Regina D. Fowler


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Constantino Ochoa


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Annetta Booth


Margaret English


Benita Jones


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Shelby Watson


More About SLHA

SLHA Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan provides a holistic framework and vision that will allow us better serve our residents, participants, staff,
and stakeholders.

2024 Budget Book

Providing Commissioners, staff, and other stakeholders with a comprehensive and transparent look at our operating and capital resources and needs for the upcoming fiscal year.

Documents and Policies

Here you can find our Agency Plan, meeting notices, audits, financials, budgets, forms, policy documents, and more.

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