Orange County names new Director of Housing and Community Development
Emila Sutton, who has more than 15 years of experience related to affordable housing and community development, has been named Orange County’s next Director of Housing and Community Development.
"Housing is a social determinant of health and has a significant impact on the lives of individuals, families, and children. I am honored and thrilled at the opportunity to serve our community by working with colleagues, stakeholders, and community members to create more safe, quality affordable housing opportunities in Orange County."
Sutton comes to Orange County from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, where she has worked since November 2012.
At NCHFA, she was responsible for the evaluation and analysis of more than $48 million in federal and state affordable housing funding to include the N.C. Housing Trust Fund, HOME, and the National Housing Trust Fund. She led a successful effort to measure the impact of affordable housing programs on North Carolinians and oversaw the team responsible for research, assessment, data analysis, and policies associated with federal and state funds administered by NCHFA.
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