Citrus County Department of Community Services has named Tammy Harris as the new Housing Services Director. Harris will start in her new position on Monday, February 8.
Harris is coming from Brevard County as the Code Enforcement Director, and oversaw the enforcement of Building and Property Maintenance Codes for 860 square miles of unincorporated Brevard County. Prior to working in the Planning and Development, she was the Community Development and Resource Supervisor for Brevard County Housing and Human Services where she supervised ten Advisory Boards consisting of 500 community volunteers tasked with addressing the needs and services for older adults, children and youth, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health and substance abuse issues, domestic violence and the homeless community.
Harris has been in the forefront of Brevard County’s Affordable Housing coalition-building efforts overseeing $10 million of competitive and entitlement grant activities such as, the Staffing, Homeless Housing Assistance, Challenge, Continuum of Care, State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
Harris has played a pivotal role in Brevard’s strategic planning initiatives and has been recognized for Best Practices on the local, state and national levels by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Florida and Space Coast League of Cities, and the Florida and National Association of Counties.
Harris can be reached at the Housing Services Office located at the Citrus County Resource Center at 352-527-7520.