Chief Executive Officer
St. Petersburg Housing Authority
To act under the direct supervision of the SPHA Board of Commissioners and to advise them in all matters relating to the housing authority's function in the local community; to direct all agency personnel in putting into effect all policies of the housing authority and such other policies of operation as fall within the framework of Federal, State and local housing legislation.
Primarily responsible to carry out the strategic plans and policies as established by the SPHA board of commissioners.
Led housing authority staff to continually achieve the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's High Performer status and clean audits; the redevelopment of the Jordan Park public housing development and Hope VI Homeownership program, in collaboration with HUD, the City of St. Petersburg, and Neighborhood Home Solutions.
Darrell Irions is nationally recognized as one of the housing industry’s leading experts.