Episode 20 | Part One: Karen DuBois-Walton, President, Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven

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This week, Katie introduces you to ChangeMaker, Karen DuBois-Walton, the President of Elm City Communities and Housing Authority of the City of New Haven. Karen’s team serves over 6, 000 families and over 14,000 individuals through their public housing, housing choice voucher and low-income housing tax credit programs.

About Karen DuBois-Walton:
Karen DuBois-Walton currently serves as the President of the Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven and President of The Glendower Group, LLC (the development affiliate of HANH) and 360 Management Group, Inc. (the property management affiliate) responsible for administrative, programmatic and policy direction of the public housing, housing choice voucher program, finance and planning and development activities. In this role she is responsible for an annual operating budget of over $120 million and a capital improvement plan valued at $700 million. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer for Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. in the City of New Haven, CT. Dr. DuBois-Walton earned her B.A. from Yale University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University. Dr. DuBois-Walton resides in New Haven. She is actively involved on a number of non-profit boards dedicating time to creating greater equity for those who are marginalized. She leads efforts within New Haven and the Region to remove barriers to fair housing, reverse housing segregation patterns and to invest in under-resourced communities.