Housing Authority of South Bend selects new executive director

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Housing Authority of South Bend voted unanimously Tuesday for the hiring of its new executive director.

The housing authority’s board of commissioners selected Marsha Parham-Green for the role.

Parham-Green currently serves as executive director of the Housing Office for Baltimore County Government in Maryland, and previously served as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County, also in Maryland.

While in Baltimore County, the housing office’s budget grew from $57 million to $92 million, and numerous families moved from public housing assistance to home ownership thanks in part to the office’s programs.

During her time with the county, Parham-Green also worked with private developers to build affordable housing units.

Dr. Virigina Calvin, Chair of the Housing Authority of South Bend’s Board of Commissioners, said the following about Parham-Green:

“She is a dynamo who will help restore our agency as an asset for our residents and for the city of South Bend. We appreciate the work that Acting Executive Director Andy Delaney and staff have done to manage the operations of the Housing Authority during this critical time. We are grateful for their dedication and proud of their hard work to keep us on an even keel.”

Parham-Green will begin her new role on January 2, 2024.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to restore public trust in the agency and to create new and exciting affordable housing opportunities for South Bend residents,” she said.

The hiring comes less than a month after former executive director Tonya Robinson and two others were found guilty of embezzlement from the housing authority.

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