New Officers for Niagara Regional Housing (NRH) Board

The Niagara Regional Housing (NRH) Board of Directors re-elected Regional Councillor Henry D’Angela as Board Chair and elected new Officers at its Board meeting on Friday, Mar. 9/2018. The officers for 2018 are:

  • Chair – Henry D’Angela (Regional Councillor, Thorold). Councillor D’Angela was appointed to the NRH Board in 2006 when he became Regional Councillor as Mayor of Thorold. He has operated his own accounting firm for the past 25 years, D’Angela Financial Services.
  • Vice-Chair – James Hyatt. James Hyatt is a retired military pilot and aviation management consultant, Mr. Hyatt joined the NRH Board in 2014. He is currently a Director for Luther Manor Apartments for Seniors.
  • Secretary – Betty Ann Baker. Betty Ann Baker is the Executive Director of Niagara Peninsula Homes and the founder of Niagara Presents Social Enterprise. She has won numerous awards for her work in the community.
  • Treasurer – Karen Blackley. Ms. Blackley has been on the NRH Board since 2010, is the Vice-President of the Thorold Municipal Non-Profit Housing Board and a Real Estate Broker in Niagara. She serves on the Age Friendly Committee of Thorold and as Secretary at the Thorold Community Credit Union.

“I am honoured to be able to continue in my role as Chair of NRH during such an important time for affordable housing. With the new National Housing Strategy just announced, the province looking at social housing modernization and the Niagara Housing and Homeless Plan update underway, this is the time to make real progress in Niagara,” said D’Angela. “We have more than 5,000 households on our waiting list who are depending on us to find ways to increase affordable housing in Niagara. I know that with the support of private and community partnerships, we will be able to address the challenges ahead.”

“Councillor D’Angela has a long history of dedication to affordable housing in Niagara and he has an experienced Executive and Board behind him,” said NRH Interim Chief Executive Officer Donna Woiceshyn. “They have one clear goal – safe, quality, affordable housing in Niagara.”

Niagara Regional Housing administers affordable housing on behalf of Niagara Region and is governed by a Board of Directors with representation from the community and Niagara Regional Council.

Source – Niagara Regional Housing press release



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