DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas announced the appointment of community leader Almas Muscatwalla to its board of commissioners by Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.
“DHA welcomes Almas Muscatwalla to our increasingly diverse and engaged board of commissioners,” Troy Broussard, president and chief executive officer of DHA, said in a statement. “We appreciate the mayor’s intentional focus on adding community leaders to our board who are invested in improving the affordable housing landscape across the seven counties DHA serves,” he concluded.
DHA’s mission is to provide affordable quality housing and access to supportive resources across North Texas.
Making Dallas ‘a welcoming place for all’
Muscatwalla co-founded Faith Forward Dallas in 2015 to unite faith leaders from across religions to stand together for social justice issues, including migrant and refugee issues, homelessness, gun violence and racial equity.
She has served on the board of directors for the Thanks-Giving Foundation and has helped lead outreach across educational, cultural, and arts sectors of the community, including the Islamic Art Revival Series, Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, United Nations Association Dallas Chapter, DFW Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, and Compassionate DFW.
The Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting policy and together with DHA’s executive leadership team, set the mission, vision and strategy for the agency.
“Ensuring that working-class people have access to quality affordable housing in healthy and resilient communities is a top priority for our city,” Johnson said in a statement. “I am honored to appoint a strong and dedicated community leader such as Almas Muscatwalla to join the DHA board of commissioners to continue to make Dallas a welcoming place for all of our families.”
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