Administrator and CEO
Boston Housing Authority
Kate Bennett has worked in affordable housing development, policy and planning for more than 25
years, with a particular focus on public housing revitalization. She holds a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), she
managed affordable housing programs for the City of Chelsea and the City of Newton.
As Administrator and CEO of the BHA, Kate oversees public housing and housing choice voucher programs that provide affordable housing for over 25,000 households in and around the City of Boston.
In her tenure at BHA, she has been instrumental in implementing several strategic initiatives, including more than $2 billion in redevelopment initiatives and capital upgrades; the creation of an asset management division to ensure long-term preservation of deeply affordable units; development of the
BHA’s green, healthy housing and sustainability programs; and expansion of resident empowerment and self-sufficiency initiatives.