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King County Housing Authority
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King County Housing Authority executive director elected president of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities

July 27, 2012

King County Housing Authority Executive Director Stephen Norman has been elected president of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA).

CLPHA is a national nonprofit organization committed to the goals of preserving, improving, and expanding the availability of housing opportunities for low-income families, elderly and disabled individuals. CLPHA’s membership is comprised of approximately 60 of the nation’s largest public housing authorities, located in virtually every major metropolitan area in the United States.

“Stephen is a widely acclaimed leader, committed to seeking innovative solutions to community problems,” said Sunia Zaterman, executive director of CLPHA.  “His work in King County is a great example of how CLPHA members are strengthening neighborhoods and improving lives.  He brings creativity, clarity, and the spirit of collaboration to all that he does.”

Norman has an extensive background in the design, financing, development and operation of service-enriched and affordable housing and previously served as an Assistant Housing Commissioner for the City of New York.  Subsequently, he was the founding Vice President of the Corporation for Supportive Housing, where he worked around the country with local governments and nonprofit organizations to develop supportive housing for special-needs populations. He currently serves on CSH’s board.  He also serves on the board of Building Changes, formerly AIDS Housing of Washington, and co-chairs the King County Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Norman has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Since its establishment in 1939, KCHA has administered a range of quality affordable rental and homeownership programs for residents of King County. The Authority provides a mix of assisted and workforce housing, supporting 48,000 community residents on a daily basis.

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