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Part 1: This week on ChangeMakers, host Katie Goar sits down with Arthur “Art” Milligan Jr., visionary leader and President & CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston. With over 4,000 units of public housing and housing choice vouchers under his direction, Art has embraced change and challenged the status quo to transform this housing authority into a high-performing and innovative organization. Art brings a wealth of experience leading public housing authorities through periods of transition and growth. Prior to joining the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston, he spearheaded major reforms in Tampa and Winston Salem that improved services, increased accountability, and provided residents with greater choice. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about how visionary thinking and a commitment to service can bring about positive change in people’s lives and communities.

Part 2: Katie wraps up her talk with Art Milligan, Jr., the President & CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston. In part two, Art dives into the origins of the Housing Authority’s life-changing scholarship program for young residents. Art also discusses the delicate balance of preserving affordable neighborhoods while enabling residents to improve their lives. He shares how he brought community members together to find solutions that allow long-term residents to stay in the neighborhoods they call home, while also expanding opportunities. Tune in to hear Art’s insights on achieving win-win scenarios through creative problem-solving and keeping people at the heart of policy decisions.