President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Secretary
Mr. Broussard is the president and chief executive officer for DHA since 2015. He also serves as the Secretary for DHA’s Board of Commissioners. He started his career in affordable housing at DHA in 1993 in the Intake Department and has served the community through DHA ever since. He is passionate about the agency’s work to provide affordable housing solutions and cultivating economic advancement opportunities for its clients.
Prior to becoming CEO, Troy was the senior vice president and chief operating officer. In this role, he led the agency’s initiative to secure major capital investments for the redevelopment of the agency’s aging public housing inventory. Through this campaign, DHA was awarded four U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – HOPE VI grants totaling $100 million producing 3,300 new rental and homeownership affordable units in North Texas. These investments have been a catalyst for change, transforming entire neighborhoods.
He also led the agency’s work to ensure it met the requirements of the Walker Consent Decree, a Class Action Discrimination Lawsuit. The litigation established that public housing units were built in minority sections of the city and tenant selection procedures were operated to maintain racially segregated housing. It was also determined that certain housing programs prevented minorities from moving into non-minority areas of Dallas. In December 2004, under Troy’s leadership, the United States District Court recognized that DHA fulfilled the court’s mandate to end segregated housing.
Troy directs the agency’s education programs. He is a firm believer in education as a catalyst in helping people break the cycle of poverty. He was part of the leadership team when DHA formed the Opportunity Rising Foundation, an education-focused non-profit created by DHA to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors and DHA adult residents. The foundation has provided scholarships to more than 1,000 students totaling more than $1.4 million in non-federal funds.
Troy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration from Oklahoma State University. He serves as a member of the Opportunity Dallas Policy Task Force, the Child Poverty Action Lab CEO group, and is also a board member for the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer group.