Katie concludes her conversation with ChangeMaker, Tracey Scott, the CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority. In this episode, Tracey focuses on the impact that the Moving to Work program has had on the city of Chicago. As a long-standing MTW PHA and President of the MTW Collaborative, Tracey has unique insights into the program and its benefits. Tracey discusses how MTWs have allowed CHA to implement innovative strategies that have helped to improve the lives of residents. She also shares her inspiring journey from a career in Corporate America to her current role in affordable housing. Join us as we conclude our conversation with 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.