Eugene Jones

CEO and President, Atlanta Housing Authority

Mr. Jones has a 35-year record of strong leadership experience in public housing operations, new construction, capital construction, resident services, accounting and finance, auditing and maintenance, and Housing Choice Voucher programs. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer at Atlanta Housing, the southeast region’s largest public housing authority, serving more than 25,000 families, seniors, veterans and those with disabilities.

He has served in top leadership positions in eight major cities in the United States and Canada, including Chicago, where he was president and CEO of the nation’s second largest housing authority from 2015 to 2019. Prior to Chicago, Mr. Jones served as president and CEO of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation from 2012 to 2014. He also served as executive director of housing authorities in Detroit and Indianapolis, and held key roles in housing agencies in Kansas City and San Francisco.

A graduate of the University of Albuquerque with an MBA from New Mexico Highland University, Mr. Jones was an audit manager with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector early in his career, and served as a traffic management specialist in the U.S. Air Force.