Aneva J. Yazzie

Executives Office

As Chief Executive Officer of the Navajo Housing Authority (NHA), Ms. Yazzie is responsible for operating and managing a public housing stock of approximately 8,500 residential units, 29 administrative buildings, and the compliance oversight of 52 subrecipient housing providers receiving Indian Housing Block Grant funds. Ms. Yazzie is a full-blood member of the Navajo (Diné) Nation. She is an Industrial Engineer by educational profession and has worked 10 years as a private engineering/management consultant for native and urban communities in the affordable housing arena, combined with 14 years of prior public sector work with the Department of HUD and Department of Interior. She also worked two years with the Arizona State Department of Housing under the former Governor Janet Napolitano, managing state housing trust funds and low income housing tax credit financing for needed projects in rural and urban communities.