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Portsmouth Housing Authority

About Portsmouth Housing Authority

The Portsmouth Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider and has both conventional and handicapped accessible units. We provide housing without discrimination and we make and allow reasonable accommodations to families and individuals who require them.

The Portsmouth Housing Authority is administered by a six-member Board of Commissioners
 – more... who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Portsmouth and ratified by the Portsmouth City Council and serve staggered five-year terms and can be reappointed for additional five-year terms.

Current Commissioners are:
Mrs. Ruth Griffin, Chair
Mrs. Anita Freedman, Vice-Chair
Mr. John Leith, Treasurer
Mr. Albert Charest, Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Carlos Castro, Commissioner
Mr. Thomas Heany, Commissioner


The Portsmouth Housing Authority also has an affiliate non-profit organization that is The PHA Housing Development, Limited which develops new and expanded housing. Both Boards are affiliated but operate independently. The Board is comprised of five members; two from the Portsmouth Housing Authority and three members appointed at large. The Portsmouth Housing Authority assigns its members to this Board and the other three members are assigned by the PHA Housing Development limited Board.

Current members are:
Mrs. Kathleen Lewis, Chair
Mr. Kevin McLeod
Mr. John Leith
Mr. Thomas Heany
Mr. Ed Hayes


Both Boards have an Executive Director that runs the day-to-day operations of both organizations – lessMore from ZoomInfo »

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