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De Mayo heading to NHCD

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

A familiar face at City Hall is getting an official place there. Mandy De Mayo, who currently serves as the executive director of HousingWorks Austin, is headed to work for the city as the community development administrator in the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Department. De Mayo told the Austin Monitor that she was originally forwarding the job posting to others, as a stakeholder, and then she read through the job description. “I just thought, my God, this describes me personally. I was not looking for a job. This was kind of a surprise,” she said. In her new position, De Mayo will be tackling affordable housing from a new angle – managing some city programs as well as building and strengthening community partnerships. “It kind of builds on a lot of the work I’ve already done at HousingWorks,” she said. “I’m in the same field. I’m in a new capacity, but I imagine that I’m going to be working with all of the same partners I’ve been working with before. … The work will continue.” De Mayo starts her new position at the end of August – giving HousingWorks plenty of time to manage the transition and find a new executive director.

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