Michael P. Kelly
His appointment was approved by the D.C. Council on November 1, 2012.
Before working at DHCD, Kelly served as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) at the request of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In this capacity, Kelly was also the Administrative Receiver for the authority while it remained under HUD control. Under his leadership, the authority instituted major reforms to ensure accountability and transparency in its practices.
Prior to joining PHA, Kelly was a General Manager of the New York City Housing Authority. He also directed housing agencies in San Francisco, New Orleans and the District of Columbia where he served as the Director of the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) from 2000 to 2009.
While at DCHA, Kelly led the redevelopment of several properties including Arthur Capper Senior, Carrollsburg Dwellings, Wheeler Creek and Townhomes on Capitol Hill.
Kelly is a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a certified urban planner and member of the American Planning Association and a LEED Green Associate of the US Green Building Council.
Kelly has also taught at UC Berkeley, Tulane, Howard, Princeton and at the Wagner School for Public Policy at New York University.
Kelly, a Ward 4 resident, is married and has three children. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University; a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley; and a Master of Arts in Education from San Francisco State University.