This week’s ChangeMaker is Wilson Kimball, the President and CEO of the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. Wilson’s team owns and manages a wide variety of properties, and administers a Housing Choice Voucher Program, to provide affordable, stable, decent, and safe housing opportunities in Yonkers, New York.
About Wilson Kimball:
Wilson became President and CEO of the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) on April 13, 2020.
MHACY owns and manages a wide variety of properties, and administers a Housing Choice Voucher Program, to provide affordable, stable, decent and safe housing opportunities within the City of Yonkers.
Prior to her appointment at MHACY, Wilson served as Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of Yonkers since January 2013. Under her leadership, the city has undergone a remarkable economic renaissance with more than $3.8 billion in private investment, nearly 7,500 new or renovated residential units and more than 500 new hotel rooms. Yonkers has also won 26 grants valued at more than $20.7 million for crucial capital projects such as the Saw Mill River Daylighting Phase 1, 2 and 3, the Ashburton Avenue corridor and Putnam Rail Trail.
Prior to her tenure as Yonkers Planning Commissioner, Kimball served as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority in New York City. She has also served as Counsel to First Lady Libby Pataki advising her on policy issues including economic development, women and children’s health and tourism.
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