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We are led by a team of committed employees bound by a single purpose; to serve the citizens of Charlotte and provide quality housing for all.

Meet our Leadership Team of Charlotte Housing Authority:

“CHA is poised to transition into a new era of affordable housing for the future.”
- Fulton Meachem, CEO & President, CHA.

A. Fulton Meachem, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

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A. Fulton Meachem, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO of CHA, Fulton is responsible for the oversight and effective operation of one of the most progressive housing authorities in the nation.  He has over 20 years experience in the affordable housing industry and has extensive experience in developing and executing workforce housing, resident services, and housing operations.  He is skilled in developing community partnerships and fostering strong relationships with Boards, staff and residents.

Due to an entrepreneurial nature, Fulton started two 501(c)(3) organizations to garner private dollars for public causes such as funds for post secondary education and the construction of high quality affordable housing.  He has successfully led development efforts which resulted in the creation of over 1600 mixed-income apartments using a myriad of sources such as HOPE VI funding, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Tax Exempt Bond Financing.

With a passion for helping people, Fulton believes that CHA is “more than bricks & sticks” and that able-bodied people should work. During his career, he has developed comprehensive supportive services programs incorporating case management, education and job placement. He believes the key to upward mobility is housing + supportive services + education + employment.

Fulton serves on a number of boards and committees including the Centralina Council of Governments’ Connect Our Future Consortium, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Steering Committee, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Coalition on Housing. He is a member of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association.

He is married to Jeanette Meachem and serves as the part-time bus driver for his 11-year old baseball star, Bryce. His oldest son, Brannon, is a junior at his alma mater, North Carolina Central University.

Shaunté Evans

Chief Administrative Officer

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Shaunté Evans

Chief Administrative Officer
sevans@cha-nc.org

Shaunte has over 14 years of experience in affordable housing, strategic planning, and program and policy development.  Prior to joining CHA, she served as the Director of Administration for the Aiken Housing Authority in Aiken, South Carolina and the Community Development Corporations Manager for the South Carolina Department of Commerce in Columbia, South Carolina. As the Chief Administrative Officer, she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Moving to Work (MTW) program, assisting with governmental affairs, strategic planning, compliance, corporate communications and human resources. She also serves on several committees for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the Southeastern Regional Council (SERC) of NAHRO and serves as a member of the Nurse Family Partnership Community Advisory Board.

Heather Franklin

Chief Financial Officer

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Heather Franklin

Chief Financial Officer
hfranklin@cha-nc.org

Heather has been a part of the CHA team for over ten years.  Prior to coming to CHA, she worked in the accounting department at the Virginia Tech Foundation.  As Chief Financial Officer, Heather oversees multiple administrative departments and manages the administration and formulation of financial policies and procedures within the CHA. She has her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting, both from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Additionally, Heather is a licensed CPA in the State of North Carolina, and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Harriet L. Huell

Chief Counsel

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Harriet L. Huell

Chief Counsel
hhuell@cha-nc.org

Harriet joined the CHA team in April 2014.  Prior to joining CHA, she gained five years of experience working with a private law firm in Durham, NC, that specialized in representing public housing authorities throughout the Carolinas. Licensed to practice law in North and South Carolina, she specializes in both employment and housing law and has extensive litigation experience, Harriet holds an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Claflin University, a Master’s Degree in Media Studies from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As the Chief Counsel for CHA, Harriet is responsible for all of the Agency’s legal matters. She represents CHA in court proceedings and litigation, and manages and coordinates outside counsel contracts for the entire agency.

Troy A. Drawz

Chief Development Officer

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Troy A. Drawz

Chief Development Officer
tdrawz@cha-nc.org

Troy joined CHA after working with the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) from 2011 until late 2014, where he served as the Director of Development and Construction and as a Development Project Manager. He also served as Executive Director of Vancouver Affordable Housing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit subsidiary of VHA focused on real estate development, property management and asset disposition. In addition to his 12 years' experience in the development of affordable and public housing, Mr. Drawz has a diverse range of experience in the private sector, including Avamere Health Services, where he managed real estate development of senior independent living facilities.  He recently moved to Charlotte from Portland, Oregon where he lived for many years.

Related Downloads

2017 Annual Operating Budget-Draft

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FY16 Moving Forward Annual Plan and Appendices

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2016 CHA Annual Budget

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CHA Fact Sheet, July 2017

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2017 Moving Forward Annual Plan Summary

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Economic Impacts of the Charlotte Housing Authority (2009-2014)

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Key Contacts

Shaunté Evans

Executive Vice President of Administrative Operations

sevans@cha-nc.org

(704) 336-5228

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