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Nathan Bovelle is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for the District of Columbia Housing Authority as of June 1, 2017. He is managing a budget of more than $400 million in affordable housing programs and more than 700 employees at DCHA.

Since 2012, Bovelle, MSW, has been serving as the Deputy Executive Director for Operations where he oversees DCHA’s $70 million public housing program--one of the largest in the nation. The operation consists of more than 8,000 public housing apartments and townhomes in 48 locations across the District of Columbia, serving more than 20,000 men, women, and children. His responsibility includes operating a network of homes and community facilities, as well as educational, recreational, and employment initiatives. DEDO has a staff of more than 470 DCHA employees including property management, maintenance, admissions and continued occupancy, risk management, public safety, mechanical operations, and other support personnel. He joined DCHA in 1998 and served in various roles before being appointed Deputy Executive Director for Operations.

Before coming to DCHA, Bovelle worked as a social worker with Progressive Life Center and Family and Medical Counseling Services. He began his career in the claims department at GEICO Insurance Company for 12 years. While there, in addition to his routine tasks, he also served as the Co-Chair of the Social Responsibility Committee where he helped to facilitate public/private partnerships with GEICO and D.C. Public Schools.

A native Washingtonian, Bovelle received both his B.A. in Business Administration in 1990 and a Master of Social Work in 1997 from Howard University. He serves as Secretary of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials’ Mid-Atlantic Regional Council and has affiliations with the National Association of Social Workers and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Also, Bovelle mentors young men through the National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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Nathan Bovelle, Interim Executive Director