Director of Housing and Community Development, Virginia Peck, Retiring
The Director of Louisville Metro’s Office of Housing and Community Development is retiring effective March 27th, 2015. Virginia Peck joined Metro in 2012 as the Director of Community Services and Revitalization and was appointed the first Director of Housing and Community Development with Develop Louisville in 2014.
During Peck’s time with Metro she successfully put into a place a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) system to fairly evaluate housing proposals that were consistent with Mayor Fischer’s strategic goals, leading to increased transparency and data based decision making. Peck also worked closely with members of the Metro Council on fully understanding the process and procedures surrounding the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Most recently, Peck implemented the Shawnee and Portland Homeownership Incentive Program, offering home repair incentives to homebuyers in certain areas of the Shawnee and Portland neighborhoods.
“Virginia has been a strong advocate for the citizens of Louisville Metro and we thank her for her compassionate service,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “She leaves behind a talented team that will continue to lead the vision of Housing and Community Development.”
Before joining Louisville Metro Government, Peck served as the Director of Community Planning and Development for HUD in both Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as serving on various National task forces focusing on HUD policy.
Laura Grabowski, Assistant Director of Housing and Community Development will serve as Acting Director of Housing and Community Development. Grabowski joined Metro in 2009 as the Assistant Director of Planning, Research and Compliance.