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Dave Wellings named Director of Housing Operations


Dave Wellings named Director of Housing Operations

The Seattle Housing Authority has named Dave Wellings as Director of Housing Operations. The Housing Operations Department manages and maintains SHA’s portfolio of more than 8,000 units of housing, operated under various programs including Low-Income Public Housing, Seattle Senior Housing Program and Special Portfolio. Properties include high and mid-rise buildings, townhomes, scattered site multi-unit and single-family homes, and mixed-income, family-oriented communities. Housing Operations, the largest department at SHA, oversees admissions and leasing, property maintenance and repairs, and waste management. The department also has a Community Services division, which coordinates programs for tenants to become engaged and active in their SHA communities and arranges partnerships with programs that offer SHA tenants health services, educational and economic improvement opportunities, youth programs and other supportive services.

Wellings joined SHA 12 years ago and has held increasingly responsible positions with SHA in the Housing Operations and Housing Choice Voucher Departments. Wellings received his Master of Public Administration degree from Seattle University and holds seven professional certifications relating to public housing finance and operation. He has served on numerous committees with professional organizations and is currently on the Board of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officers.

“Dave has a breadth of experience at SHA and a deep knowledge of the agency and our public housing programs, as well as a deep commitment to SHA’s Race and Social Justice Initiative,” said SHA’s Rod Brandon, who held the position before being appointed Executive Director of SHA earlier this year. “I’m excited to have Dave stepping into this key leadership role.”