Jackie L. Newman, Chair

  • Executive Director
  • ​​Springfield Housing Authority

Jackie L. Newman is Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority (SHA), which manages nearly 800 units of public housing and administers over 2,000 Housing Choice Vouchers and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Peoria Housing Authority which manages 800 units of public housing and administers over 2,000 Housing Choice Vouchers. Under her leadership, SHA has self-developed over 140 units of affordable housing using a variety of financing methods. Also, under her leadership, PHA is currently developing 140+ units of affordable housing using a variety of financing methods. Ms. Newman is actively involved in many local, statewide and national initiatives, including serving on the boards of Housing Action Illinois, Illinois Association of Housing Authorities, President of the Illinois National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (ILNAHRO) and the Board of Governors for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).