David Zappasodi

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David is the senior vice president and chief operating officer of DHA, a role he has held since 2016. He has faithfully provided public service at six Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) over the past 40 years. He served the City of Arlington as executive director of the Arlington Housing Authority while concurrently serving as the executive director of the Arlington Finance Corporation and as the assistant director of the City of Arlington’s Community Development and Planning Department from 2005 to 2016. Mr. Zappasodi has served in leadership roles at housing agencies in Houston, Texas and Baltimore, Maryland.

His current responsibilities include the delivery of safe, decent affordable housing and related services to eligible families across North Texas. David is committed to aiding the CEO to comprehensively transform DHA into a sustainably great organization. He is proud of the momentum DHA has gained in streamlining its operations, training and equipping its workforce, improving accessibility, creating opportunities for clients to attain economic self-sufficiency, and improving the agency’s overall efficiency and effectiveness.

Throughout his career, Mr. Zappasodi has actively participated in the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and was inducted as a Fellow in 2010 in recognition of his contributions to the industry and is the recipient of the Southwest Regions prestigious Charles L. Farris award in 2012 and was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame in 2013.

Mr. Zappasodi is married to his bride Adel for 41 years. They are blessed with three sons and ten grandchildren.