Vice President, CLPHA
Executive Director, District of Columbia Housing Authority
Adrianne Todman has served as the Executive Director at the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) for more than two years and in numerous leadership positions at the agency since 2003.
Under her direction, DCHA has developed several national model programs. She was called on by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to present the DCHA VASH initiative at their Annual Legislative Weekend. She partnered with Connected Living to present the District’s first public housing-based program on computer literacy with seniors. DCHA was the first authority to bring Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to public housing communities. DCHA also was awarded a Choice Neighborhood planning grant from HUD. The Authority is the largest landlord in the District of Columbia and has generated more than $1.5 billion in economic development activity throughout the city.
Prior to her current job, Ms. Todman held several key positions in both the Legislative and Executive branches of the federal government. She worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) both in the Office of Public and Indian Housing, and then as a Special Assistant on Policy and Programs to then-Secretary of HUD Andrew Cuomo. During her tenure at HUD, Ms. Todman had the honor of managing the competition of the national HOPE VI grant program that funds the revitalization of distressed public housing communities.
Ms. Todman serves on the board of the National Organization of African Americans in Housing and DC Promise Neighborhood Board. She is a member of the Smith College President’s Council. She is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2007 and is a graduate of the Skinner Institute’s Master’s Series for Distinguished Leaders. Ms. Todman is a recipient of the federal Distinguished Service Award and a recipient of the Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore. She is a graduate of Smith College.