Q&A: Partnership for Housing Affordability’s new executive director Jovan Burton
This month marks two years since the Partnership for Housing Affordability unveiled its Regional Housing Framework. The plan recommended short- and long-term goals to meet an array of housing needs in Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover and Ashland.
The organization is slated to host an inaugural “State of Housing” event later this month to highlight progress, which it will do under new leadership. At the beginning of the year, the nonprofit’s board promoted Jovan Burton, its director of implementation since 2019, to the role of executive director. He succeeds Laura Lafayette, who will remain on the nonprofit’s board.
“I am very excited about this new opportunity to further PHA’s mission of championing affordable housing policies and developments that meet the needs of all citizens and strengthen the region’s economic vitality, attractiveness and competitiveness,” Burton said.