Getting to know: Jovan Burton with the Partnership for Housing Affordability
Title: Executive director of the Partnership for Housing Affordability, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with local governments and stakeholders to advance housing policy and opportunities in the Richmond region.
Born: 1995 in Charlottesville
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sydney College, 2017; master’s in public administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2021
Career: Virginia Housing Alliance, 2017-2018; Virginia Housing, 2018-2019; and the Partnership for Housing Affordability, director of implementation, 2019-2021, executive director, Jan. 1, 2022-present
Where in the metro area do you live?: Chesterfield.
Best business decision: “Pursuing the AmeriCorps VISTA program after graduating college made an indelible impact on my career. Despite being a volunteer role, the program exposed me to invaluable relationships and enabled me to develop skills that have accelerated my professional growth. This is a classic example of valuing an opportunity even if it isn’t accompanied by a paycheck.”