Waterloo Hires New Housing Authority Director

The City of Waterloo has selected LeKeisha Veasley as the new Director of Waterloo Housing Authority, pending city council approval. For 13 years, Veasley worked for Operation Threshold locally as the Housing and Fair Lending Program Manager among other roles. Since 2018, she has been a Community Inclusion Strategist at Veridian Credit Union.

LeKeisha_VeasleyHer extensive non-profit board and volunteer experience includes serving as Iowa Habitat for Humanity Board President, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Advisory Council Member, City of Waterloo Planning and Zoning Commission Member and former Iowa Homeowner Education Project Board President.   

“I’m so excited to be the new Housing Authority Director so that I can continue to support affordable housing efforts in my hometown that lead to more equitable and sustainable community strategies to improve the livability of families within our community,” said Veasley.

Veasley has a Bachelor of Arts as a double major in political science and international relations from Wartburg College, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in state and local government.

“Ms. Veasley’s extensive experience touching so many sectors of our community in her professional and volunteer pursuits will serve her well in her new role over our Housing Authority,” said Mayor Quentin Hart, City of Waterloo.

Veasley replaces Julie Dawson, who recently retired from the position after 34 years with the Waterloo Housing Authority.