Following a lengthy national search, multiple rounds of interviews, and virtual staff and resident forums the Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) of the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) this week announced David Nisivoccia as DHA’s next Executive Director.
Nisivoccia has worked at the San Antonio Housing Authority in San Antonio, Texas since 2013, first as Chief Operations Officer from 2013-2015 and he has served as the Executive Director since 2015. Prior to that Nisivoccia served as the Executive Director of the Fort Pierce Housing Authority in Fort Pierce, Florida. He has worked in public and affordable housing since 1998.
DHA Board Chair Marian Lawrence said, “We welcome Mr. Nisivoccia, who was selected after an ambitious search for a new Executive Director of DHA. He has a long and sustained track record of achieving outstanding results throughout his career. We have every confidence he possesses the qualities to lead our agency in a manner that raises DHA to even greater heights as a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing.”
“We have every confidence he possesses the qualities to lead our agency in a manner that raises DHA to even greater heights as a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing.”
Marian Lawrence, Board Chair, DHA
Trini Rodríguez, Search Committee Chair added, “The Board and Search Committee could not have done this without the extensive engagement of so many from DHA and our residents and community stakeholders. We thank them all for their voices and support, which directly led to this outstanding hire of DHA’s next leader.”
“I have dedicated my career to advocating for affordable housing because I truly believe every single person deserves to have a safe place they can call home,” said David Nisivoccia. “I am eager to join the Denver Housing Authority to listen to the needs of DHA residents and the community, partner with an experienced Board, champion the dedicated staff and meet with the Mayor and city officials who I look forward to working with to address the affordable housing needs of the city.”
Nisivoccia’s first day with DHA will be January 19, 2021.
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