About Us

Board of Commissioners

Meet the team behind the Housing Authority of Cook County

Richard J. Monocchio

Executive Director

Richard J. Monocchio has dedicated his nearly 25-year long professional career to public service. He began his housing career under the Clinton administration, serving in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2011, Monocchio was appointed Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Cook County. To this day he continues to be an advocate for safe, affordable housing. Under Mr. Monocchio's leadership, dozens of recreational, educational and vocational programs have been implemented to connect people with their communities and those communities with opportunities, ultimately helping residents achieve a better quality of life. Monocchio serves on The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and was most recently appointed as a board member to the nonprofit Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA).

Board of Commissioners

Wendy Walker Williams

Chair

Polly Kuehl

Vice Chair

Nilda Soler

Commissioner

Saul H. Klibanow

Commissioner

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Dr. Normah Salleh-Barone

Commissioner

Elaine Kroll

Commissioner

Eric L. Slaughter

Commissioner

Herb Porter

Commissioner

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