Concord Housing + Redevelopment announces Executive Director John Hoyt’s retirement

Concord Housing + Redevelopment Executive Director John Hoyt has announced his decision to retire after nearly two decades of serving the housing needs of the greater Concord area and leading the charge in the Capital City’s redevelopment efforts.

During his tenure, John presided over transformation of the organization from the Concord Housing Authority to what we know it as today – Concord Housing + Redevelopment – administering both public housing programs and pursuit of redevelopment opportunities.

Shortly after creating the redevelopment arm of Concord Housing, Hoyt presided over the development of Parmenter Place, a 25-unit workforce housing development. In addition, he commissioned the construction of CH+R’s headquarters on Green Street.  During his time as Executive Director, John has renovated numerous underperforming properties in the city’s heart, returning them to market-rate apartments and retail or office opportunities while expanding the organization’s overall portfolio to over 580 household units.

Concord Housing + Redevelopment has received multiple recognition awards under John’s leadership. John’s accomplishments leading CH+R have also led to numerous national housing leadership positions, including serving on the Board of Trustees of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA).

 “John has lead Concord Housing + Redevelopment for the past 19 years, He has brought quality leadership, redevelopment growth, program expansion, and consistent accolades to our organization. It won’t be easy to replace John. The Board will begin the process immediately, grateful to have John as a resource for a smooth transition to new leadership.”  

– Jackie Whatmough, Concord Housing + Redevelopment Board Chair

“The last time I didn’t have a job, I was 15 years old,” said Hoyt. “So, in June, I made a decision to retire. I want to step back, recharge, take time for family and friends, while setting my sights on what comes next. Golf for one.” 

Hoyt has offered ample time for the Commissioners to identify a replacement. Hoyt will assist in a smooth transition to a new Executive Director, making certain the organization, its mission and its staff, will have the resources to continue to advance. He will retire at the Board’s discretion, but no later than March 31, 2022.