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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Housing Authority is under new leadership. Katrina Redmond starts as CEO August 4th.

Houston Moore Residents treasurer Phyllis Gibson says her community is welcoming Wilmington Housing Authority’s new leadership. “We need this. We do,” Gibson said.

Katrina Redmond says she’s excited to start.
“I’m coming in with a clean slate. I think what we need to do is come in with fresh ideas, find out where we are and let’s go from here,” Redmond said.

Redmond is looking to move forward in every aspect especially when it comes to crime.

“When you look at redevelopment or developing new, crime has to be a part of your design,” Redmond said.

Gibson has lived in the Houston Moore community for 14 years. She says Wilmington police have done a good job and significantly reduced crime in her neighborhood.

“I’m a late night person, I go out to play the lottery at night and I don’t mind walking out my door,” Gibson said.

But one area she hopes improves is maintenance. “it’s our turn,” Gibson said. “Houston Moore is one of the old apartments that’s been around and we got a lot of stuff that needs to be done in our apartments.”

Redmond says she plans on increasing communication with the community and maintaining total transparency.

“Everybody needs to know what we are doing with tax payer dollars and how we are serving the individuals and families that we’re charged to serve,” Redmond said.

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