John E. Hall has been selected as the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Housing and Community Development, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Hall was selected after a nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective October 13, 2022.
Hall has more than 20 years of professional experience in housing and community development, most recently in the city of Spokane, Washington, where he served as director of the Neighborhood, Housing and Human Services Division. His previous experience includes serving as executive director of the Indianapolis Housing Agency; executive director of the Wichita, Kansas, Housing Authority; director of the Wichita Housing and Community Services Department; a field director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and director of the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development.
As director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, Hall will oversee a recently created department that supports the community in obtaining safe and affordable housing. Prior to being established as an independent department, affordable housing programs and services were administered through the Office of Housing within the Office of the County Administrator.
“We had a very competitive pool of applicants for this important position and John’s vast experience and knowledge in this sector will help Loudoun continue to make advancements in the areas of housing and community development, which is a key strategic initiative of the Board of Supervisors,” Hemstreet said. “I believe he has the right skill set and track record to lead this county department and help it achieve its mission to create more attainable, affordable housing opportunities in Loudoun.”
Hall holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University.
Hall fills the vacancy left by Sarah Coyle Etro when she retired in August 2022. Etro served as acting director of the new department when it was created in April 2022 and Michelle Winter has served as interim acting director since Etro’s retirement.
More information about the Department of Housing and Community Development is online at loudoun.gov/housing.
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