Eugene Young, Jr

Eugene Young, Jr Director/Delaware State Housing Authority

Delaware’s Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority, Eugene R. Young, Jr. was appointed to
his current position by Governor John Carney in May of 2021. In cooperation with other state agencies
and advocates, Director Young drives DSHA's mission to provide and assist others to provide, quality,
affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income

Prior to his appointment, Director Young served as the President and CEO of the Metropolitan
Wilmington Urban League and co-founded Network Delaware, a grassroots, member-led organization
of community members, leaders, organizers, and activists joining together to bring real, sustainable
change to Delaware.

Director Young began his career 16 years ago, co-founding Delaware Elite, a youth leadership
development program that provided inner-city youth with academic enrichment, leadership training,
and college access. He has experience working in the non-profit sector, as well as for the city, state, and
federal government, serving as an aide within the Delaware General Assembly, and then as a close aide
to New Jersey Mayor and current United States Senator Cory Booker.

Director Young was born and raised on the Eastside of Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from the
University of Maryland Baltimore County with a dual major in Information Systems and Sociology. He
received a Master’s in Public Administration from Wilmington University and Studied Nonprofit
Management at the University of Delaware.

Director Young lives by the words of Cornel West, “You can't lead the people if you don't love the people.
You can't save the people if you don't serve the people.”

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