Everett Housing Authority Welcomes New Executive Director, Major Galloway

Date Published: 
September 12th, 2023

From the Everett Housing Authority's press release:

The Everett Housing Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Major Galloway as the organization's new Executive Director. With an extensive background in policy from both Housing of Urban Development (HUD) and most recently the Atlanta Housing Authority, Galloway brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success in the housing and community development sector. Galloway will be starting his new role Monday, September 18, 2023.

In Galloway’s previous role as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Office of Strategy, Policy, and Regulatory Affairs for Atlanta Housing, he was a champion leading innovation and change under the federal Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration, most notably developing an array of operating protocols involving portfolio management and preparing MTW and HUD development submissions.

During Galloway’s tenure in Atlanta, he led Atlanta’s acquisition, self-finance and self-development efforts to prepare the Agency to produce 5,000 units over the next 5 years. Through the Co-Investment Finance Program he designed using Atlanta’s MTW flexibility, Atlanta has produced over 2,500 affordable units over the last 3 years during the pandemic.  He has also spearheaded efforts to enhance tenant mobility into low-poverty areas under the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program and prepare Atlanta to employ its development efforts to reduce poverty concentration.  Over the last 5 years, Atlanta increased its HCV utilization from 74% to 86% in a tight rental market with limited supply.

Prior to his work in Atlanta, Galloway served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the HUD Office of Policy Program and Legislative Initiatives for almost 15 years, as well as serving as the Policy Analyst for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for three years during the Clinton Administration.

Along with becoming the Executive Director of EHA, Galloway has also been appointed to chair the NAHRO Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Public Housing Authority (PHA) industry task force, appointed by the incoming NAHRO President for 2024-2025.

“Everett is a leader among leaders in the housing industry and the Pacific Northwest region,” said Galloway. “I look forward to leading the top-notch team to deliver affordable housing in a dynamic and challenging market by employing the most cutting-edge flexibilities available under the MTW demonstration."

The appointment of Galloway marks an exciting new chapter for Everett Housing Authority. As the newly appointed Executive Director, he will be at the forefront of continuing to implement a transformative vision aimed at enhancing the quality of life for EHA residents and revitalizing the community.

“Major brings to this role not only an enthusiasm for establishing roots in Everett and the Pacific Northwest, but also a wealth of experience and leadership acquired over 25 years in public housing,” said Chip Burgess, Chair of the Board of Commissioners for EHA. “We believe that Major's experience, leadership, and team-oriented approach will serve to enhance our work at EHA, and we are eager to welcome him to our team."

Everett Housing Authority looks forward to a bright future under the guidance of Galloway. 

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