The Livonia Housing Commission (LHC) is seeking a highly qualified Executive Director to lead and manage its portfolio of 393 owned housing units, 979 housing choice vouchers and 25 foster youth vouchers. The agency also administers the CDBG, HOME, Community Transportation, and Commodity Foods Programs. LHC also issues bonds to finance, develop, and manage affordable housing. Two low-income properties are under management and site control / zoning has been secured for a third development. The agency operates with an annual budget of $12 million. LHC is governed by a five-member Board and staffed with 38 employees. The City of Livonia has a population of 95,535 based on the 2020 Census and is situated in Wayne County, Michigan. The community is part of the Detroit Metropolitan Area.
A four-year college degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Finance, Personnel Management or a closely related field is required and a master’s degree in such fields is preferred. Candidates should have at least five (5) years of executive housing / community development management experience. A thorough knowledge of executive level practices and experience in public housing operations and management is also preferred. Any combination of experience and education that would be likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities may still be considered by LHC. Candidates must possess, or have the ability to obtain, the NAHRO Public Housing Managers Certificate within six months as well as the NAHRO Certified Management Executive Certificate within two years.
Compensation for the position is negotiable, depending on the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. LHC is an equal opportunity employer. Please email a one-page cover letter, a two-page resume, a listing of three professional references, and salary expectations to both Stan Quy, President / Principal of The Organizational Leadership Edge at SQuy@cox.net and Jessica Quy, TOLE Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2023, by 5:00PM Central Time. However, LHC reserves the right to immediately interview and select highly qualified candidates.