Troy Housing Authority Selects Executive Director
(TROY, NY – January 11, 2018). The Board of Commissioners of the Troy Housing Authority (THA) today unanimously appointed Deborah A. Witkowski Executive Director of the Troy Housing Authority. Ms. Witkowski has served as the THA Comptroller since 2010. Prior to that, she was Comptroller and Assistant Personnel Director for the City of Troy from 1998 to 2010. In addition to holding a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Sage Colleges, she has earned several housing professional certifications including Housing Choice Voucher Executive Management.
“Deborah has the institutional knowledge and skills to lead the Troy Housing Authority into a new, exciting phase of providing safe, affordable housing in Troy. The Board conducted a thorough and widespread search that interested a number of qualified applicants. In the end, it turned out the best candidate was here all along,” according to Susan J. W. Steele, Chairperson of the Troy Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.
“I am truly honored to be selected as the new Executive Director of the Troy Housing Authority and will immediately begin working with the board and staff to fully implement the goals and objectives of the organization,” stated Ms. Witkowski.
The Troy Housing Authority employs 80 staff and manages 1,273 units of Low Income Public Housing, 791 Tenant-based Housing Choice Vouchers, and 162 Project-based Vouchers. The Troy Housing Authority is also the managing partner for two Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties (Kennedy Towers and Martin Luther King Phase I). Presently, the Troy Housing Authority is undergoing a full portfolio conversion of its low income public housing under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.
Ms. Witkowski replaces Daniel P. Crawley who retired on December 31, 2017 after working for the Troy Housing Authority since 2011.