Maria Maio is Executive Director of the Jersey City Housing Authority, which has more than 3,000 public housing units, more than 3,200 rental vouchers and three HOPE VI Demolition and Revitalization Programs. JCHA has more than 400 employees and a combined program budget of over $70 million.
Ms. Maio has over thirty-three years of professional experience in
planning, developing, financing, administering and managing assisted
Before taking the job at JCHA as executive director, she had established M. Maio and Associates, providing consulting and technical assistance, primarily in the public housing and Section 8 program administration.
Ms. Maio’s community involvement is extensive. She is the chair of
the York Street Project, a program she has worked with since 1980. She
has served on the Board of Trustees for
A frequent presenter on affordable housing, Section 8, HOPE VI
Programs and Brownfield Initiatives, she received her Bachelor’s Degree
in Sociology and a Certificate in Urban Studies from St. Peter’s