DCHS Director Names Jackie Moynahan as Interim Division Director of the Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division 

Jackie Moynahan (she/her) is now Interim Division Director of the Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD). In this role, she oversees efforts around community development, creating and preserving affordable and special needs housing, housing repair programs, and programs providing housing stability support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

HHCDD is committed to increasing housing stability and developing strong communities. The division strives to be an anti-racist division and collaborate with our partners to center historically excluded and systemically marginalized people.  

The HHCDD portfolio covers the Health Through Housing Initiative, a regional approach to address chronic homelessness at a countywide scale, implementation of Anti-Displacement Strategies for the Skyway-West Hill and North Highline neighborhoods, and new capital funding for Early Learning Facilities through the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA). Prior to her role as Interim Director, Jackie served as Deputy Division Director of HHCDD for nearly three years. She led in her role with the vision that all King County residents live in healthy, stable, and affordable housing in thriving, connected, and inclusive communities. 

Under her leadership, the Transit-Oriented Development Bond Program began implementation in 2016, an Asset Management function was formalized within the division in 2018 to steward the affordable housing in portfolio, and the Regional Affordable Housing Dashboard launched in 2021. Jackie is looking forward to advancing the Division’s mission through its equitable development work, restructuring and growing the Community Development Team this year and supporting the transition of homelessness crisis response work in collaboration with and to the King County Regional Homelessness Authority.  

Jackie has more than a decade of experience working in affordable housing and began her career  in New York City repositioning and preserving struggling affordable housing properties. She has been with DCHS since 2016. 

Prior to venturing into public service Jackie first career was in the performing arts, creating and producing both her own work as well as other artists in Brooklyn. It is through her work with local arts and community based organizations (CBO) in a community undergoing gentrification and displacement that she found her way into the community development field.