Department of Political Science

Damon Duncan

Office Hours

  • By appointment


Damon Duncan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montgomery Housing Authority (MHA). He is a graduate of Auburn University, holding a Master of Real Estate Development. He also earned a Master of Science in administration and Bachelor of Science in psychology from Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University, respectively. Mr. Duncan currently serves on the MCP advisory council and is also the President of the Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) Alumni Association, both at Auburn University.

Before joining MHA in March 2020, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority in Virginia. He has held senior leadership roles within public housing authorities in Flint and Detroit, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; and Elgin, Illinois. As the President and CEO of the Housing Authority of Elgin, Illinois he was responsible for leading the transformation of converting all of the city’s low-income public housing to project-based rental assistance affordable housing – a model being implemented nation-wide under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative. 

During his long 28-year career in public housing, he has participated in the development of more than $500M in mixed- finance, mixed income projects. Additionally, he is a holder of several accommodations and distinctions in affordable housing: he is a member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force for NAHRO, the past VP of Community Revitalization & Development for NCRC NAHRO, a PHADA Trustee, currently holds a PHM certification with NAHRO, and he has successfully completed PHADA’s Executive Director Education Program (EDEP).


Master of Real Estate Development, Auburn University
Master of Science in Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Eastern Michigan University

Classes Taught

CPLN 6970: Public Sector Grantsmanship

Last Updated: February 01, 2021