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Stewart named to King County Housing Authority board
King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed TerryLynn Stewart to serve as a King County Housing Authority commissioner. Stewart was unanimously approved on Feb. 19 by the Metropolitan King County Council. Stewart replaces Commissioner Terry McLlarky, who died in July 2013.
Stewart is a long-term resident in KCHA-assisted housing first at Park Lake Homes in White Center, and subsequently, once redevelopment was completed, in the Greenbridge community. She has an extensive history of working with the Housing Authority on behalf of its residents. From 1985 to 2003, Stewart served on the Park Lake Community Council, the last six years as president. Stewart has been a member of the Neighborhood House board of directors, serving as 2nd vice president in 2002; served as a commissioner for Metro Access; and is a member of Threads of Love. She currently participates as a member of KCHA’s South Resident Advisory Committee.
“Ms. Stewart has long played a key role in representing resident concerns and working with the Housing Authority, and I’m delighted to welcome her to the board,” said Executive Director Stephen Norman. “We especially appreciated her help during the design and tenant relocation phases of the Park Lake Homes redevelopment, as well as her work on the Community Council, in partnership with Neighborhood House, in delivering resident education and service programs.”
As one of five commissioners, Stewart will help guide KCHA’s policies and priorities.
KCHA, an independent municipal corporation established under state law, assists over 18,000 households in the Seattle metropolitan region on a daily basis. The Authority administers rental housing assistance, develops and manages affordable housing and works closely with community stakeholders to address local priorities such as ending homelessness, improving educational outcomes for the region’s low-income youth and assuring that disabled and elderly households can live with dignity.
“I am proud to have been chosen to serve on the board,” said Stewart. “I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve my fellow residents and contribute to bettering our communities.”