Public Housing Is Dead! Long Live Public Housing!
As CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), the nation’s 14th largest and one of the highest-performing providers of affordable housing programs for low-income families, Gerry Cichon manages a $90 million budget that supports 325 employees, 6,100 public housing units, 5,700 Housing Choice Vouchers, and 2,400 tax credit and non-subsidized units that collectively house some 40,000 El Pasoans. Mr. Cichon is currently overseeing a $1 billion renovation of HACEP’s entire portfolio of aging public housing units as part of the agency’s participation in the U.S. HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration program.
He is an experienced attorney who has a Master’s of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
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