Montgomery Housing Opportunities Commission Appoints Acting Executive Director

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County on Wednesday appointed an interim leader while it searches for a replacement for outgoing Executive Director Stacy Spann.

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) was established in 1974 to better respond to the County’s need for affordable housing. HOC is authorized to acquire, own, lease, and operate housing; to provide for the construction or renovation of housing; obtain financial assistance from any public or private source to assist its housing activities; and arrange for social services, resident services and day care.

HOC has creatively responded to the changes that affect the production of affordable housing. As federal subsidies for affordable housing were slashed, HOC sought and found other ways to produce housing that is affordable in the County.  Because of this, HOC is considered a national leader in developing affordable housing.

According to Bethesda Beat:

In a unanimous vote, the seven commissioners approved the appointment of Kayrine Brown as the acting secretary-treasurer and executive director while the HOC searches for a person to fill the permanent role.

Brown is currently the deputy executive director of the organization. She has worked with the Housing Opportunities Commission since 1998.

“I had the opportunity to speak with Kayrine Brown and I have every level of confidence in her ability to take on the responsibility that are inherent in carrying out the roles of both the secretary-treasurer and the executive director,” Chairman Roy Priest said during Wednesday’s meeting (Bethesda Beat).

Read the full Bethesda Beat article.