City Manager Robert Layton today announced that Sally Stang has been chosen to run the City’s Housing & Community Services Department.
Stang, who was most recently the Housing & Community Development Director for the City of Tucson, begins work in Wichita on July 1.
“The City of Wichita has a strong history of successfully administering federal programs for housing as well as community planning and development,” said Layton. “I am excited about Ms. Stang’s addition to the City’s management team and her ability to build on our successes.”
In Tucson, Stang was responsible for over 1,500 units of public housing, 5698 housing choice vouchers and 320 units of affordable housing.
At City Hall, Stang will lead efforts to stabilize neighborhoods by administering various affordable housing programs and provide well-being services to help residents break the cycle of poverty. She will manage a budget of roughly $26 million and be responsible for 578 units of public housing.
“I feel like I am coming back home – back to the Midwest where people work hard and truly care for each other,” said Stang. “I am also excited to work with people and agencies to develop creative programs that have a deep and lasting impact on families and in the community.”
Prior to serving as Tucson’s Housing Director, Stang served as the department’s Deputy Director. Before working in Arizona, Stang served as the Associate Director of the Housing Authority of the County of Lake, Illinois.
Stang believes in using collaborative leadership to resolve complex issues related to affordable housing, poverty, health and homelessness.
Stang holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is also certified by the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials ((NAHRO) as a manager of voucher operations and a project based voucher specialist.