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Board of Commissioners

  • Melissa B. Heffner, Chair
  • David Lewicki, Vice Chair
  • Cinque Axam, Commissioner
  • Chet Burge, Commissioner
  • Tennielle Bailey, Commissioner
  • Belinda Seats, Commissioner
  • Douglas S. Faust, Executive Director - Secretary/Treasurer

The Board of Commissioners meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Meetings are held in the Central Office Board Room located at:
511 W. Trinity Place, Decatur GA 30030

Meetings begin at 4:30 pm.

2024 Board meeting Dates

January 17, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 13, 2024

April 10, 2024

May 8, 2024

June 12, 2024

July 10, 2024

August 14, 2024

September 11, 2024

October 9, 2024

November 13, 2024

December 11, 2024

View our calendar for meeting dates with details

DHA was formed in 1938 in service to Decatur.  As a public housing authority, it is authorized by State Law with a Charter and Bylaws.  Operations are supported by a City of Decatur Resolution.  Governance is completed by a six-member Board comprised of five citizen Commissioners with five year terms and one resident (served by DHA) Commissioner with a one year term. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Decatur. DHA is a Partner Agency to the City, but not a part of the City government.  DHA receives no funding from local or state property taxes.  DHA operates a diverse assemblage of corporations and nonprofits.  It is exactly this diverse and interrelated structure that allows specialized purposes for each corporation or nonprofit to work together in a manner that raises the quality of the development, funding, operations, management, and resident services for its clients.