Las Vegas, NV - September 18, 2013
The Department of
Business and Industry announces the appointment of Bruce K. Johnson as Housing
Division Administrator effective September 2. Johnson will be based out
of the division’s Las Vegas office.
Johnson has over 13
years of experience working in and managing affordable housing programs. He
most recently managed housing programs for the City of Philadelphia.
Previously, he worked for the Philadelphia Housing Authority, New Jersey
Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency and Pennrose Management Company. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political
Science from Temple University and a Master’s of Public Administration degree
from Villanova University.
“After graduating from Temple University I knew I wanted to work in one of
the following three public sector fields: housing, education, or
healthcare. Working in the housing field was overwhelmingly my first
choice and providing safe and quality housing opportunities to the public has
been my professional passion ever since.” said Johnson.
Several other division
executive level vacancies have also been filled including Deputy Administrator
Nicole Holloway, Chief of Federal and State Programs Michael Dang, Economist
Elizabeth Fadali and Chief Assistant Nicole Nelsen.
Nicole Holloway brings more than 15 years of senior management experience in
the multifamily and affordable housing industry. She most recently
served as a Public Housing Asset Manager (PHAM) for 10 years with the Housing
Authority of the County of San Joaquin. Prior to that, she worked for
Human Services Projects Inc., San Joaquin Fair Housing, and City of Stockton
Code Enforcement. Holloway possesses certifications as a Public Housing Asset
Manager and is a member of National Association of Housing and Redevelopment
Michael Dang joined the
Division on July 1 as Chief of Federal and State Programs. He brings more than
16 years of real estate finance, project planning and design and development
work. He previously served on affordable housing advisory groups for the
Mayor of Honolulu and the Governor of the State of Hawaii. Dang has
extensive experience in underwriting land and construction projects,
acquisition and divestitures as well as affordable housing projects and bond
issues. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from
the University of Hawaii and a Master’s of Business Administration and Juris
Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University.
Fadali joined the Division on August 16. Previously, Fadali worked as a
research associate at the Center for Economic Development at the University of
Nevada. Prior to that she worked for the Nevada Office of the State
Demographer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the
University of Wyoming and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics
and a Ph.D. in Resource Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Nicole Nelsen will
serve as the Administrator’s Chief Assistant. She has a number of years
working in the public and nonprofit sectors including five years at the State
of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in human resources and training and
employment with a national nonprofit housing provider. She has managed a
number of housing programs including Section 8, LIHTC and USDA Rural
Development. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in
Idaho and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Holloway and Nelsen are located in the Las Vegas office; Dang and Fadali are
based in the Carson City office.
About the Housing
the Nevada Legislature in 1975, the Nevada Housing Division of the Department
of Business and Industry is mandated to provide safe, decent and affordable
housing to low-to-moderate income Nevadans. The Division provides low
interest rate mortgages and down payment assistance to qualifying individuals
and provides funding for affordable multi-family housing developments for
seniors and families. In addition, the Division oversees the Hardest Hit
Fund, which assists homeowners at risk of default or foreclosure.