Eugene R. Young, Jr., Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority, will be our preacher on Sunday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. “Our World at Peace” is his subject.
Director Young was appointed to his current position by Governor John Carney in May of 2021. In cooperation with other state agencies and advocates, Director Young drives the Delaware State Housing Authority’s mission to provide and assist others to provide quality, affordable housing opportunities and appropriate supportive services to low- and moderate-income Delawareans.
Before his appointment, Director Young served as the President and CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League and co-founded Network Delaware, a grassroots, member-led organization of community members, leaders, organizers, and activists joining together to bring real, sustainable change to Delaware.
Director Young began his career 16 years ago, co-founding Delaware Elite, a youth leadership development program that provided inner-city youth with academic enrichment, leadership training, and college access. He has experience working in the non-profit sector, as well as for the city, state, and federal government, serving as an aide within the Delaware General Assembly and then as a close aide to New Jersey Mayor and current United States Senator Cory Booker.
Director Young was born and raised on the Eastside of Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a dual major in Information Systems and Sociology. He received a Master’s in Public Administration from Wilmington University and studied Nonprofit Management at the University of Delaware.
Director Young lives by the words of Cornel West, “You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.”