Greg Davis named special assistant to the Administrator for Community Affairs at the Boston Housing Authority
Greg Davis has been appointed special assistant to the Administrator for Community Affairs at the Boston Housing Authority. In his new role, Davis will expand on his experience working with BHA residents and their families to broaden and continue to enhance our relationships with them and with our community partners.
Davis, who has worked with the BHA for more than 20 years, has developed and coordinated several important programs to educate youths in BHA developments.
“For many years, Greg Davis has been working with our public housing residents in meaningful ways that improve their lives,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said. “His ability to listen and understand what support people need will serve all of us well as he takes on expanded responsibilities at the Boston Housing Authority.”
As a result of his experience working with low-income families and families in recovery, Davis will serve as the point person at the BHA to coordinate efforts involving violence, trauma and drug addiction.
“Greg knows many, many of our BHA youth personally and considers them a part of his extended family,” said Boston Housing Authority Administrator Bill McGonagle. “His commitment and dedication to improving the lives of our youth and their families is unsurpassed and I am honored and pleased that he has agreed to expand on this work in his new role.”
Davis began his career with the BHA in 1991as the family services manager in the Community Services Department. In his time at the BHA, Davis has created and managed the its Youth on the Rise program, which was a drug and violence prevention program for youth living in BHA public housing developments.
Davis also serves as a mentor and counselor to young people. He has done extensive work with youth suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, both with the BHA and through his own nonprofit, Metro Boston Alive. He donates much of his free time and energy to Metro Boston Alive. As such, he works closely with families in recovery, assists with the coordination of services and action plans when particular neighborhoods in Boston have high incidences of drug overdoses, particularly among young people. He runs Narcotics Anonymous meetings and sober parties for families with members in recovery. Through Metro Boston Alive, he also runs a second basketball league, and provides an annual holiday party and gifts for children of these families as well.