Dennis White New Chairman of the Summit Housing Authority

January 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM

The Board of Commissioners of the Summit Housing Authority, a non-profit  based in Summit, is pleased to announce that, in January, 2013, Summit resident Dennis White began his term as the Chairman of the Authority.  Dennis joined the board of the Housing Authority in 2009 and his professional background is in the areas of community development and affordable housing. As Past-Chairwoman, Mary Zimmermann stated when she handed him the gavel, “The Summit Housing Authority is very lucky to have such a capable person at the helm.  Dennis understands the needs we have in Summit and I am excited to announce his Chairmanship.”

White is proud of the Summit Housing Authority’s tradition begun by founding member, the late Ted Olcott, who established the core concept that Summit is a place where every effort will be made to insure that all residents have a decent, safe and affordable home. This includes low and moderate income families and our senior citizens. White commented that it is important to remember that all funding for the Summit Housing Authority comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The taxpayers of Summit do not fund public housing. White stated that “This housing is a great asset to the community and provides an affordable option that is often too hard to find in Summit.”

White is also very interested in insuring that the residents of the approximately 200 units overseen by the Authority will continue to be active members of the community. He not only hopes to improve current available recreational opportunities at the Vito Gallo Center but is also hopeful that additional employment and social service opportunities will be developed for the residents of the Authority’s l three housing sites.  Mr. White remarked that he is extremely impressed with the membership of the all-volunteer board. He stated that, “Our Board possesses a combination of experience, wisdom and enthusiasm that looks forward to providing our community with innovative and sustainable housing solutions that will prove beneficial to all Summit residents.”

 

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