Damon E. Duncan, chief executive officer for the Montgomery Housing Authority, is committed to the difficult work of addressing the unmet need for quality affordable housing. In his leadership role, he oversees MHA’s eight active public and affordable housing communities, serving more than 11,000 residents.
Duncan’s career in public housing spans close to 30 years in authorities throughout the country, and he has a record of transformative service. Prior to joining MHA, Duncan served as president and CEO for the housing authorities in Richmond, Virginia, and Elgin, Illinois. At Elgin, he converted the agency’s entire portfolio using the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration program and subsequently developed and co-developed over $300 million in mixed-finance transactions throughout Elgin and Kane County.
Duncan serves as an advisory board member of the Master of Community Planning program at Auburn University, and also president of the university’s Master of Real Estate Development Alumni Association. He is also a member of the Diversity, Equity Inclusion Task Force for NAHRO and a past vice president of Community Revitalization Development for NCRC NAHRO. He currently holds a PHM certification with NAHRO and has successfully completed PHADA’s Executive Director Education Program and is a PHADA Trustee.
Duncan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Michigan University, and master’s degrees in public administration from Central Michigan University and real estate development from Auburn University. He is also a proud member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.