Skip to main content

Chester County Press

Diggs appointed as new executive director of Housing Authority of Chester County

The Board of the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) has appointed Paul Diggs as the new executive director of the organization. The appointment is effective immediately.  

Diggs comes to this position from the Howard County Maryland Housing Commission and takes over HACC leadership from recently retired executive director Dale Gravett.

Housing Authority Board Chair Pat Bokovitz said, “The executive director role at the Housing Authority of Chester County is critical to ensure quality housing is provided to the 1,800 recipients of housing choice vouchers and 180 households living in the Housing Authority’s public housing units.”

Bokovitz added, “The focus of the Housing Authority of Chester County is to provide, manage and develop quality affordable housing for individuals and families while also promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization. This is achieved through forging strong partnerships to create innovative solutions to the housing needs of those we serve. Meeting this focus on a daily basis requires strong leadership and we are excited to have Paul join the organization.”

Diggs received a bachelor of science degree in government and public policy and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore. In addition to his role as director of the Housing Choice Voucher Program with the Housing Commission of Howard County, Maryland, he has gained experience in management positions with the Housing Authorities in Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington D.C. 

The Housing Authority of Chester County was established in 1963 to meet the housing needs of low and very low-income residents of the county.  The Housing Authority is governed by a five-member board which meets monthly.  Services are provided by the agency’s 30 employees supported by an annual budget of approximately $22 million.  The executive director serves as the administrative head of the HACC and principal advisor to the board and is responsible for the effective management and administration of the authority.