Joshua Crites, MA, PHM

Executive Director

Josh became Executive Director of the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority in February of 2023 and leads strategic planning and the day-to-day operations of the organization. Prior to becoming Executive Director, he served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Housing Authority/Department of Washington County, Oregon where he oversaw the federal housing authority programs, the Moving to Work (MTW) program as well as locally funded homeless and development initiative.   Josh has extensive career experience in creating innovative policies and programs, building critical partnerships, managing large projects, operations and budgets and developing diverse workforces. Josh has extensive experience working in government and housing serving as the Strategic Advisor at the Seattle Housing Authority, Housing Administrator for a State Housing program for Arizona and the Planning and Policy Analyst at the Tacoma Housing Authority.  Josh worked abroad as an Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow in 2014/2015 focusing on social housing and homeless program in Germany, the Netherlands, and other European Union Countries.  Josh holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Toledo.