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Denver Housing Authority Promotes Joshua Crawley to Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Crawley has worked at Denver Housing Authority for 18 years

Denver, Colo., July 12, 2022Denver Housing Authority (DHA) has promoted Joshua Crawley to chief operating officer and general counsel. Crawley began working with DHA in 2004 and has served in various roles including most recently as agency counsel, as well as associate attorney and interim executive director, prior to the hiring of the current executive director.

“Josh continues to showcase his ability to take on more, and we are excited to have him serve in this new expanded role,” said David Nisivoccia, executive director of Denver Housing Authority. “Because of Josh’s history and breadth of experience with Denver Housing Authority, he is a great fit for the COO and general counsel position.”

In this expanded role, Crawley will continue to lead day-to-day operations of the Legal and Human Resources Departments and will provide leadership and direction to the Housing Management Department, Housing Choice Voucher program, and the new Audit and Compliance Department.

He will be responsible for leading and supporting DHA’s key strategic initiatives and priorities within the agency. The strategic initiatives were announced earlier in the year, which include preserving and expanding affordable housing options; planning for successful, long-term operations and services; focusing efforts and resources to ensure all residents have access to healthy food, education and employment opportunities; and ensuring DHA utilizes resources appropriately to promote housing stability and resident empowerment.

Crawley has his Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy cum laude from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Crawley is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Colorado and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations. He also serves on the board of directors of the Housing and Development Law Institute. 

​About Denver Housing Authority (DHA)

Denver Housing Authority is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 12,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more than 26,000 very low-, low- and middle-income individuals. DHA has transformed public housing in Denver creating a vibrant, revitalized, sustainable, transit oriented, and mixed-income community of choice. DHA’s vision reflects the goal that every individual or family shall have access to quality and affordable housing, in communities offering empowerment, economic opportunity, and a vibrant living environment. Denver Housing Authority’s mission is to develop and provide high-quality, affordable housing with responsive services, enabling people and communities to thrive. DHA has been creating vibrant communities and sustainable neighborhoods since 1938.

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