Sarah Smith was recently named chief operating officer of Fort Wayne Housing Authority, 7315 S. Hanna St.

Sarah has been an energetic and efficient housing professional for over 15 years. As a childhood recipient of Section 8, Sarah is now a dedicated public servant. She values compassion and innovation to provide the best quality service to those in need.

Sarah holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington as well as multiple industry certifications: PHEM (Public Health Executive Manager), PHM (Public Housing Manager), COS (Certified Occupancy Specialist), BOS (Blended Occupancy Specialist), and C3P (Certified Tax Credit Compliance Professional).

She has served as deputy director for Cheyenne Housing Authority, administrator for the the Housing Operations Department at the Seattle Housing Authority, and quality assurance analyst for the Bremerton Housing Authority.

Throughout her career, Sarah has worked collaboratively to develop Public Housing and Housing Choice voucher policies, implement new programs and Moving To Work (MTW) activities, achieve workplace efficiencies and process improvements, and improve various performance metrics.

Outside of work, Sarah cherishes spending time with her husband, daughter and son. They enjoy going to the zoo, baseball games and hockey games.

For more on the housing authority, see https://fwha.org.

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