Walega, Richard A.
City Planner for New Bedford, MA (1979) "Walega served as the Deputy Director for Modernization at the New Bedford, Massachusetts Housing Authority from 1993 to 2007 as Assistant Executive Director from 2007 to 2009. Late in 2009, he was named its Executive Director and has been acting in that role since February 1, 2010. He managed capital programs for the authority, led its effort to receive four competitive Recovery Act grants and has been in charge of its transition to asset-based management. He leveraged more than $125 million in federal and state capital aid to modernize public housing and has used his extensive experience in housing finance to oversee the rehabilitation and construction of affordable housing." - Document HUD No. 10-036 February 22, 2010 https://archives.hud.gov/news/2010/pr10-036.cfm