Tracey Scott Begins First Day as CEO at Chicago Housing Authority

May 4, 2020

CHICAGO (May 4, 2020) - The Chicago Housing Authority today welcomed Tracey Scott as she began her first day as CEO.

“As I start my first day, I would like to thank Mayor Lori Lightfoot for the opportunity to lead the second-largest housing authority in the nation, and I look forward to working with CHA Commissioner Angela Hurlock, the Board of Commissioners, CHA staff and our partners and stakeholders,” Scott said. “CHA has long been viewed as an innovative agency that transforms the lives of its residents through better housing and stronger communities. I intend to build on that legacy as we work, together, to strengthen CHA’s role in creating affordable housing opportunities and programs that help our families thrive in their pursuit of self-sufficiency.”

As CEO, Scott will leverage her more than two decades of experience to lead CHA into its next chapter as a principal developer and provider of affordable housing for communities across Chicago.

Scott has over 25 years of progressive leadership experience working to expand access to low-income housing across the country. She previously served as Interim Executive Director and CEO for the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and has held prior senior leadership roles with the Atlanta Housing Authority.

In Minneapolis, Scott oversaw a team of 300 to ensure the delivery of housing programs and services for more than 26,000 seniors and families. Under her leadership, MPHA developed a new public housing community for homeless families, combined with services from the county. Scott also initiated MPHA’s first project utilizing tax credits in a $26 million rehab of a 184-unit property under HUD’s RAD program.