DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas Announces Betty Culbreath as Chair of Its Board of Commissioners

DALLAS, TX – APRIL 21, 2022 –  DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas has announced that Betty Culbreath, a longtime community leader in the city of Dallas, has been elected to lead its board of commissioners as chairwoman. Culbreath is the only woman in the agency’s history to hold this post on DHA’s board and this is her second term as chairwoman. Her first term as DHA’s board chair was from January 2007 to November 2008. Culbreath was reappointed by Mayor Eric Johnson to serve on DHA’s board as a commissioner in October 2019.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Culbreath has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and experience in affordable housing over the course of her 45-year career. She has held myriad public service positions, such as chairwoman of the Dallas City Plan Commission, Dallas County Health and Human Services director, and chairwoman for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board. Additionally, Ms. Culbreath has received various awards, including the South Dallas Business and Professional Women Trailblazer Award, the Linda Keithley Award for Women in Public Management, the FAA Minority Procurement Award, and the 2002 Texas Black Women in Health Matters Award.

Culbreath has also served as a member of the Dallas County Hospital District board, which oversees the Parkland Health & Hospital System and currently serves as the vice chair of the Duncanville Plan Commission.

“We are thrilled that someone with Betty Culbreath’s passion for the community has been elected to chair our board of commissioners,” says DHA president and chief executive officer Troy Broussard. “Her appointment to the board chair post continues her legacy of caring for the families we serve. Our team is grateful to have her leadership and experience helping to guide our agency’s mission.”

In addition to Culbreath being elected to chair DHA’s board of commissioners, Michael D. Pegues, chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice and board member at Polsinelli has been elected as the board’s vice chair, and Mayor Johnson has appointed Lindsay Billingsley, founder of LAB Strategies as a commissioner.

DHA is governed by a Board of Commissioners that is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Dallas. The Board of Commissioners is responsible for setting policy and financial oversight. Together, the Board of Commissioners and DHA’s executive leadership team set the mission, vision and strategy for the agency.

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