FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 28, 2007
City appoints housing administrator
The City of Kansas City, Mo., City Planning and Development Department has named Shirley Winn as the housing administrator of its Housing Program, effective Oct. 1.
Winn previously served as senior deputy director at Fannie May from 2006 to 2007, deputy director of housing services for the Johnson County, Kan., Human Services and Aging Department from 2005 to 2006 and asset manger for the Missouri Housing Development Commission from 1999 to 2005.
“Ms. Winn’s ability to bring leadership skills and a technical capacity to address housing issues was clear in her presentation,” said Tom Coyle, director of the City Planning and Development Department. “Shirley’s experience with the Missouri Housing Development Commission, Fannie Mae and at Johnson County, Kan., represents a subject matter skill set that will assist her in addressing the needs of the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corp. portfolio.”
As housing administrator of the Housing Program, Winn will be responsible for directing the Community Development Block Grant Program, carrying through housing-related projects and addressing community housing needs and problems.
The appointment process included an interview by a selection panel with City staff and community stakeholders.
Winn’s experience with the Johnson County, Kan., Human Services and Aging Department included managing programmatic operations for housing programs such as the Community Block Grant Program, the Section 8 Choice Voucher Program, the Minor Home Repair and Revitalization Program and the American Dream Downpayment Initiative. While working for the Missouri Housing Development Commission, Winn performed physical and financial asset management, construction management, development and renovation oversight and disposition of the state’s $1.6 billion housing portfolio.
Her career also includes serving as senior deputy director at Fannie Mae, where she identified local business opportunities relating to housing and communicated development needs and designed strategies to meet those needs, goals and objectives.
Winn has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Rockhurst University and a master's degree in business administration from Avila University.