February 7, 2019

Mayor Hogsett Appoints New Leader For Indianapolis Housing Agency

John E. Hall comes from Wichita, Kansas, where he serves as department director for the city’s Housing and Community Services Department. - Photo Courtesy of Mayor's Office

John E. Hall comes from Wichita, Kansas, where he serves as department director for the city’s Housing and Community Services Department.

Photo Courtesy of Mayor's Office

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says he's appointed an executive director to the Indianapolis Housing Agency, or IHA.

John E. Hall comes from Wichita, Kansas, where he currently serves as department director for the city’s Housing and Community Services Department.

Hall also worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as Field Office Director for the District of Columbia Field Office, and for two community development corporations in Texas.

“After an extensive national search and careful deliberation by community stakeholders and city officials it is clear that John’s nearly two decades of experience leading housing organizations and building community can help to shape the future of IHA,” Mayor Hogsett said in a statement.

The appointment comes after a number of federal investigations hit IHA last year, when auditors found missing documents and quality control issues in the agency.

IHA manages about $70 million a year – mostly federal funds – to be used for affordable and public housing efforts in Marion County.

Hall takes over at IHA next month, on March 4.

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