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Beaufort Housing Authority Names Julie Davis as New Executive Director

BEAUFORT, SC - May 7 - The Beaufort Housing Authority (BHA) Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Davis as its new Executive Director, effective immediately. Davis will lead the agency, which serves the needs of more than 2,000 individuals residing in approximately 980 quality, affordable homes throughout Beaufort County.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Julie as our new Executive Director," said Ethan James, Chairman of the Beaufort Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. "She is a seasoned leader who understands the critical role BHA plays in our community. Her remarkable track record in real estate and commitment to community service are precisely what we need to lead the Beaufort Housing Authority into a new era of growth and effectiveness."

Davis joins Beaufort Housing Authority from the South Carolina State Housing Finance & Development Authority, where she led efforts as Development Director to improve housing conditions, enhance community engagement, and streamline finance processes. Previously, as Chief Operating Officer for Humanities Foundation & James Doran Company - a real estate investment and development firm specializing in affordable and workforce housing and community and resident services - she managed a wide range of responsibilities, notably supervising more than 2,500 apartment homes throughout the Southeast.

The BHA Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Davis's appointment during a March 1 Special Meeting. The Beaufort Housing Authority's portfolio includes more than 290 public housing units, 647 Housing Choice Vouchers, a non-profit affiliate Lowcountry Housing and Redevelopment Corporation (LHRC) consisting of 30 units of affordable housing, and 13 single-family Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) homes.

"Joining the Beaufort Housing Authority as its Executive Director is a profound opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Beaufort families," said Davis. "I am eager to contribute to our mission and excited to engage with and learn from our partners as we work together to create communities that make Beaufort proud."
Davis holds an MBA from Southern Wesleyan University and a bachelor's from Limestone College, along with certifications in paralegal studies and real estate.

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About the Beaufort Housing Authority
The Beaufort Housing Authority's mission is to provide quality affordable housing to low- and moderate-income families and individuals in a safe community environment and to assist those it serves to achieve self-sufficiency.

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Photo Caption: Julie Davis, newly appointed Executive Director of Beaufort Housing Authority.