Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority Names New Executive Director, Nathan Simms

Date Published: 
October 10th, 2023

From the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority's website:

The Board of Commissioners for the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) has selected Nathan Frank Simms Jr. to lead the organization as Executive Director. Simms will relocate from Fulton County, Georgia, where he most recently served as Manager – Federal Programs for their Department of Community Development.

Simms brings over 20 years of housing and community development experience to NRHA. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from American University.

“We look forward to working with Nathan. He has an impressive track record of success, particularly in process improvement and financial management,” according to Donald Musacchio, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for NRHA.

Early in his career, Simms spent over a decade working for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Following his time at HUD, he was Deputy Director for the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

“I look forward to working with NRHA’s diverse, professional staff. Together, we can positively impact the lives of thousands of people in Norfolk,” says Simms.

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