Who We Are

The Englewood Housing Authority was formed prior to 1976 for the initial purpose of constructing the Tibbs Senior Citizen Building at 111 West Street, comprised of 152 units; 111 zero bedroom units and 41 one bedroom units. The building opened in 1976 as scheduled and was funded as a public housing unit under the U.S. Department of HUD. As of January 1, 2017 the Tibbs building has been converted into the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) project.  All public housing units have been revised to Project Based Voucher.

A few years later, a need was clearly seen for expanded help for families in the community, and the Housing Authority applied for and received Section 8 certificates. Currently, we have 501 housing choice vouchers throughout the city of Englewood.

In 1981, Westmoor Gardens, a Section 8 New Construction project was built and 64 families were able to move in under subsidy. On or around 1991 we acquired 167-169 Morse Place, a four family house that had been fire damaged and required complete rehabilitation. We then placed four of our Section 8 families in the units.

In 2001 we purchased the John Foti building at 115 Humphrey Street, another building which also houses Section 8 tenants.

In 2014 the Housing Authority entered into contract to administer 108 Project Based Vouchers at the Rock Creek Terrace and Parkview complexes in the City of Englewood.

The Housing Authority has had five Executive Directors: Michael Terrace (from 1976 to 1983), Aaron Knight (from 1983 to 1984) Roselyn J. Anderson (1984 to 2011), Maria Iwano (2012 – 2016) and Domingo Senande (2016 – Present). We serve under a seven member board of directors five of whom are appointed by the city council, one by the mayor, and one by the state Department of Community Affairs. These appointments are usually for a five year staggered term.

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