SAHA board promotes COO to CEO, president

David Nisivoccia served both positions on interim basis since March 2015


SAN ANTONIOThe San Antonio Housing Authority Board of Commissioners has promoted David Nisivoccia to president and chief executive officer of the housing agency.

Nisivoccia has served the two positions on an interim basis since March 2015. He joined SAHA as chief operations officer in April 2013.

The SAHA Board of Commissioners hired an executive search firm in July and narrowed the search to four finalists.

Nisivoccia's contract runs through 2020.

"David brings previous CEO experience from public housing authorities in Florida and Louisiana," SAHA Board of Commissioners Chairman Morris Stribling said. "He has done very well in leading SAHA in an interim capacity, and we are confident that he will continue to drive SAHA's reputation as a nationally-acclaimed, high-performing housing authority."

Nisivoccia has more than 20 years of executive and senior management experience in affordable housing, a SAHA news release said. He served in leadership roles with the Fort Pierce Housing Authority, Clearwater Housing Authority and Morgan City Housing Authority.

He will manage a workforce of more than 500 employees.

Nisivoccia will lead a number of SAHA's community investments in the planning and implementation phases. They include the Wheatley Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant, which is a $100 million effort to transform the former Wheatley Courts community on the city's Eastside.

SAHA provides opportunities to approximately 65,000 children, adults and seniors through its public housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Mixed-income housing programs, the news release said.

With real estate assets valued at more than $500 million and combined operations and capital budgets of over $200 million per year, it is one of the largest public housing authorities in the nation,  the news release said.

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