Shalley Jones Horn Runs Dade Development Department With Old Gaffes To Fix And New Stimulus Money To Spend
In her first year as director of Miami-Dade County’s Department of Housing and Community Development, longtime Miamian Shalley Jones Horn has been cleaning up a mess she didn’t make.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has its foot on the county’s neck, as Ms. Horn once put it, in the aftermath of a well-publicized housing scandal.
She’s been working to document past action left undocumented and spend federal money left unspent while at the same time overseeing a new pot of funds funneled to the county through the Obama Administration’s stimulus package.
Her department is responsible also for economic and community development programs. Juggling it all has been a challenge, Fannie Mae veteran Ms. Horn says, but she came prepared. "I came here with my eyes wide open. I have an opportunity to make a difference in this community…"
She talked cleanup and community development in an interview with Miami Today reporter Risa Polansky. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to Miami Today’s E-paper. With the E-paper you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. Advertisement