Ivory Mathews, Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Housing, A DotCom Magazine Exclusive Interview

    About Ivory Mathews and Columbia Housing:

    A dynamic leader and motivator, offering over 20 years of comprehensive expertise in re-branding organization’s through transformation and thought leadership. Exemplify a “mentor” leadership approach, providing thorough ongoing guidance, training,

    and feedback – building teams that are capable, motivated, inspired, and highly productive with a razor-sharp focus on delivering high-impact results, creative solutions that consistently and powerfully execute organizational goals and accomplish objectives on time, and within budget. A fiscally responsible administrator with experience administering housing, workforce, and community development programs within quasi-governmental organizations and not for profit entities with annual operating budgets in excess of $50 million. Track record of increasing revenues and growing the bottom line while spearheading operational improvements to derive productivity and reduce costs. Committed to affordable housing advocacy, creating equitable communities, quality work performance, and exceptional customer satisfaction.

    The Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, South Carolina (Columbia Housing), is the largest housing authority in South Carolina. Columbia Housing provides and facilitates affordable housing resources for nearly 6,500 low-income households comprised of approximately 16,000 people.

    These affordable housing resources include Columbia Housing-owned residential communities, Columbia Housing-sponsored mixed-income, mixed-finance residential communities, Housing Choice vouchers, supportive housing arrangements and homeownership opportunities. Columbia Housing’s programs are funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).