Katie is honored to welcome ChangeMaker, Tracey Scott, the CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority, to the podcast. Tracey is a passionate and driven leader who has dedicated her life to transforming lives and communities. As CEO of the CHA, she has been responsible for overseeing housing and support services for over 64,000 families. Under her leadership, the CHA has invested over $270 million to revitalize neighborhoods and provide greater opportunities for residents. In this episode, Tracey shares her inspiring story and the lessons she has learned along the way. She talks about the challenges she has faced and the strategies she has used to overcome them. Whether you are a community leader, a policymaker, or simply someone who cares about making a difference in the world, this episode is sure to inspire you. So, join us as we hear from one of the most visionary and inspiring leaders of our time.
About Tracey Scott: In 2020, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Board appointed Tracey Scott as chief executive officer of the nation’s third largest housing authority, serving 64,000 families in Chicago. Under her leadership, CHA has closed $270 million in public housing rehabilitation projects and new mixed-income developments. With a vision of neighborhood revitalization as a goal, CHA has expanded education and employment services for residents to create more pathways for families to achieve economic independence.
Ms. Scott serves on the board of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities and as President of the Moving to Work Collaborative. Before coming to CHA, Ms. Scott served in leadership positions with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Atlanta Housing, and AT&T. She has served in volunteer leadership roles with Partners for Home Atlanta, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ community advisory board, and Patelco Credit Union.