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Danita W. CHILDERS


Danita W. CHILDERS

Assistant Secretary

As Senior Director of the Revenue and Partnerships Department for the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Danita Childers is responsible for managing and reporting on the CHA’s primary non-operating revenue sources, including federal capital grants, competitive federal, state and local funds as well as developing strategies to generate non-federal revenue.  She came to the CHA in 2009 to manage the Authority’s $200 million Stimulus Program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Prior to joining the CHA, Childers worked for the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development as Deputy Commissioner for the north planning region, where she was responsible for coordinating commercial, residential, and industrial development projects. She also has worked in real estate consulting, in asset management, and in the insurance industry.

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