As Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA), David Nisivoccia is responsible for the oversight and operation of the largest public housing authority in the State of Colorado, Rocky Mountain region and one of the largest in the nation.
Nisivoccia is leading a number of DHA’s community investments in the planning and implementation phases, including the Sun Valley Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant (CNI), the City Affordably Housing Bond Program, also known as DHA Deliver’s for Denver (D3), new partnerships for Permanente Supportive Housing (PSH) initiatives, capital projects such as Gateway, 655 Broadway/ Studebaker, Shoshone Street, 13th Avenue realignment, maintenance and preservation of public housing, sustainability and Energy Performance Contract (EPC) the West Denver Renaissance Collaborative (WDRC), Resident Self-sufficiency, Homeownership and financial counseling programs, ConnectHome USA, Community Connections education, employment and training programs, including but not limited to the Osage Café and Arts Street.
Nisivoccia oversees a workforce of nearly 380 DHA employees, an annual budget of $339.1MM and assets valued at $721MM. Serving over 25,000 residents with over 5,400 affordable housing units within the portfolio and administers over 7,000 Housing Choice Vouchers.
Mr. Nisivoccia has more than 25 years of executive and senior management experience in affordable housing. Prior to joining DHA, Nisivoccia served in positions with the housing authorities of Fairfax County, Virginia; Clearwater, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Fort Pierce, Florida and San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio he served as President and CEO and expanded the agency’s affordable housing portfolio by approximately 2,000 units, realigned the capital program strategy to improve efficiency, implemented an Energy Performance Contract program (EPC) and grew the Community Development Initiatives Department to expand human service programs benefiting SAHA residents. Nisivoccia has a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey.