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In June 2014, Gregg Fortner was appointed Executive Director of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) to manage the daily operations of the agency and assist in its transition back to local control after several years of federal receivership. Fortner is the first appointed Executive Director since 2002.
Fortner brings over two decades of executive-level experience to HANO from several public housing authorities across the nation. He most recently served as the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development Department, managing a $435 million annual budget and a profile of 9,000 federal and state-funded public housing units and 18,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. Profiled as “An Achiever” in 2009 by the Miami Today newspaper, Fortner administered the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Neighborhood Stabilization, and Documentary Stamp Surtax programs for Miami-Dade County.
While in Florida, Fortner created public-private partnerships to renovate and redevelop six public housing sites primarily for senior and disabled residents utilizing $85 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credit preservation funding from the Florida Housing Finance Commission, and the $84 million Scott/Carver HOPE VI redevelopment project. He was also instrumental in assisting 70 low and moderate income families in Miami-Dade County in becoming first time homebuyers as a result of $3.8 million in mortgage assistance from the County’s Second Mortgage Homeownership Program.
Prior to his arrival in Florida, Fortner served as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing Authority, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer for the Oakland Housing Authority, and held several management and administrative positions at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles, and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.