Michael Kelly

Michael P. Kelly has served more than 25 years in significant posts in the public housing arena. Currently, Mr. Kelly is the General Manager of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Michael Kelly was appointed General Manager of the New York City Housing Authority by Chairman John B. Rhea on October 1, 2009. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the nation’s largest public housing agency, with over 178,000 residential units spread across the City.

Mr. Kelly came to NYCHA from the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) where he served as Executive Director since 2000. Before joining DCHA, Mr. Kelly was the Executive Director of the New Orleans Housing Authority (HANO) from 1995 to 2000 where, among other achievements, he was successful in removing the agency from HUD’s Troubled Housing Agency list. Prior to his tenure at HANO, Mr. Kelly was the Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing Authority for two terms.