Cooper brings a wealth of experience to this position having served as the Director of Asset Management for the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) in Cleveland, Ohio, and in multiple capacities with Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) in Toledo, Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and a minor in legal studies.
As Director of Asset Management for CMHA, Cooper's primary responsibilities included oversight of the agency's housing portfolio including: Low Income Public Housing (LIPH), Section 8 New Construction, Multi-Family Housing, implementation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Rental Demonstration Program (RAD) as well as tax credit management and compliance. In addition, he managed multiple departments to include maintenance and compliance, and was also responsible for ensuring the agency met HUD standards as it relates to the Real Estate Assessment Center, Occupancy, Rent Collection, Prepare for Occupancy and overall curb appeal.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Inkster community to help improve the quality of life for both our residents and the greater community" stated Cooper. "It is my goal to work closely with Inkster Housing's Board of Commissioners, our Residents Council, our residents, community leaders and government officials to help address the needs of our community in regard to housing, safety, health and wellness and self-sufficiency programs," he said. "It is my intent to spend time listening to our residents' needs and helping to change the public housing environment in Inkster. Most importantly, we will deliver services to this community in a transparent and compassionate manner."