Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Names New Executive Director

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Nealy Gihan
(757) 314-2009
For Immediate Release
Release Date: 
Thu, 01/09/2020


Ronald Jackson, Executive Director


Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) has selected Ronald Jackson, with Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority, as its new executive director, beginning Feb. 26, 2020.

“Ron is a highly experienced man of integrity,” said Don Musacchio, chairman of NRHA’s Board of Commissioners. “We are happy to have him join NRHA.”

Jackson has served as the executive director of Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority since 2011. Prior to working in Hampton, he was the deputy executive director for Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority in Toledo, Ohio. Jackson has nearly 20 years of experience in the housing industry, including working with the Chesapeake and Suffolk redevelopment and housing authorities and the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation. He has an extensive background in redevelopment, finance, public housing, Section 8, and general administration.

Additionally, Jackson served in the United States Army for six years. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University. He also holds designation as a certified manager through James Madison University’s Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

As executive director, Jackson will take over directing neighborhood revitalization, property rehabilitation assistance, housing development, homeownership assistance, and other related programs.

About NRHA: 

Founded in 1940, NRHA is a national leader in community revitalization and fostering sustainable mixed-income communities.  As the largest redevelopment and housing authority in Virginia, NRHA is an important driver of the local economy.

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