FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Alana C. Green||W. Christopher White|
|Executive Director||Chief Development Officer|
St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) announces new Executive Director
St. Louis, MO (December 10, 2018) – The Board of Commissioners of the St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alana C. Green as SLHA’s new Executive Director. She began her new role November 19, 2018.
“We are delighted to have Alana Green lead our Housing Authority,” said Shelby Watson, chairman of SLHA’s Board of Commissioners. “After an extensive national search, it was clear that Alana’s expertise, passion for the St. Louis community and vision for affordable housing would inspire the Board and staff.”
The public is invited to meet Ms. Green on January 10, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the SLHA Open House. The Open House will provide an opportunity to explore all that’s happening at SLHA during its 80th year, from development of new affordable housing to resident service provision across its portfolio.
The selection of Ms. Green to head the SLHA is the culmination of a national search and it reflects SLHA’s commitment to achieve a dynamic and fresh approach in its continued efforts to provide quality, affordable housing for residents of the St. Louis region.
Ms. Green has an extensive housing and community development background, spanning almost 20 years. Immediately prior to coming to SLHA, Ms. Green was the Executive Director of the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration, where she was responsible for overseeing and directing public policy, federal programs and regulations research for urban development programs. She managed a staff of approximately 30 professionals who are responsible for the implementation and evaluation of approximately $50 million in federally-funded programs. Prior to her tenure with the City, Ms. Green served as the Assistant Director of DeSales Community Housing Corporation, a premiere development organization.
Ms. Green has a Juris Doctorate degree with a concentration in Urban Development, Land Use and Environmental Law and a Masters in Public Administration, both from Saint Louis University. She is the recipient of the 2017 Award for Excellence in the Public Sector from the Community Builders Network of Metropolitan St. Louis and a graduate of the CORO Women in Leadership program.
As Executive Director, Ms. Green will develop SLHA’s comprehensive strategic plan, which includes fundraising, communications, strategic partnerships and support for SLHA residents. “I look forward to working with the residents, Commissioners, staff and stakeholders to create an exciting new chapter in SLHA’s development,” said Ms. Green.
About St. Louis Housing Authority
The St. Louis Housing Authority is a federally-funded agency, operating independently of city government. The agency, with its 61 employees, helps provide low and moderate-income public housing for more than 24,000 residents and clients in the City of St. Louis, and, through partner programs, offer residents opportunities to improve their lives. www.slha.org
For inquiries or to schedule interviews, contact the St. Louis Housing Authority at 314-286-4357.