Executive Director, King County Housing Authority
Stephen Norman is Executive Director of the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), which serves all of King County outside of the cities of Seattle and Renton. The Authority owns over 9,000 units of housing and provides rental assistance for an additional 9,000 households renting on the private market. KCHA works closely with local governments, public and behavioral health care systems and other stakeholders to house the region’s homeless population, to provide safe affordable housing for low income elderly and disabled households and promote family self-sufficiency and life success for the 20,000 children assisted through its programs.
Stephen has an extensive background in community organizing, urban planning and affordable housing design, development and management. He served as an Assistant Housing Commissioner for New York City during the Koch and Dinkins administrations and was subsequently the founding vice-president of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH). He holds a Master’s Degree in public administration and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He currently serves as president of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities and as vice-chair of the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Stephen served as co-chair of King County’s Inter-agency Council on Homelessness from 2005 to 2014, as a Board Member of Building Changes (formerly AIDS Housing of Washington) for over a decade, and as a member of the Advisory Board for the Washington Families Fund.