Director of Housing and Community Development
Community Development Department and Housing Commission
Ms. Linda Likely is the director of Housing and Community Development for the Community Development Department and Housing Commissions.
is responsible for the overall management of the Housing
and Community Development departments including the Section 8
Housing Choice Voucher Program, the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, and Community Development Block Grant funding for 31 different local units of government within Kent County.
Prior to that, Ms. Likely was the executive director of the Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Service (KNHS) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a position she had held since September 2001.
professional background includes over fifteen years of non-profit management as well as economic development with the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
Prior to assuming her role at KNHS, she directed the Grand Rapids LISC office.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ms. Likely holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Development/Human Resource Management and a master's degree in Public Administration.
In 1999 she
received the Society of Public Administrators
"Practitioner of the Year" award.
Among her community affiliations, she has served as board member of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation from 2001 to the present.