Prince William County Housing and Community Development Office Announces New Director


Provided by Prince William County Communications Office

Prince William County announces the hiring of Joan Duckett as Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) following a national search and competitive hiring process. Its scheduled start date is June 20, 2022.

Ms. Duckett has over 12 years of housing and community development experience in Prince William County, including six years as Deputy Director of OHCD. Prior to joining the county, Ms Duckett was executive director of the City of Manassas Housing Trust Fund for 16 years.

“Ms. Duckett brings to her many years of developing and implementing affordable housing programs as well as an in-depth knowledge of local partners in the housing community,” said Elijah Johnson, Acting County Executive. We are very pleased to have her take on this leadership role.”

During her tenure with the county, Ms. Duckett focused her skills and experience on the policy work associated with providing affordable housing programs and services to county residents. Most recently, Ms. Duckett oversaw the implementation of several COVID-19 mortgage and rental assistance and relief programs funded by millions in federal and state aid.

“I’ve worked in this community for a long time,” Duckett said. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the talented staff of OHCD and bring my experience to strengthen programs such as the home ownership program and the neighborhood housing rehabilitation program, among others.

The Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development is committed to developing affordable housing opportunities and neighborhood resources for residents of low and middle income areas by implementing appropriate policies and programs, providing a safe and healthy environment to work and play. These programs include Family Self-Sufficiency, Home Ownership Program, Neighborhood Rehabilitation, Housing Assistance, and Transitional Housing.

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