Vick named to state housing panel

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Kelly Vick, president and CEO of the Wilson Housing Authority, has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool.

Vick was selected to fill the two-year term during the board’s meeting in Charlotte on June 8.

The North Carolina Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool serves 92 housing authorities in North Carolina and South Carolina and provides them with property/casualty insurance and workers compensation. The organization was established in 1988 and provides training and assistance in risk management to its member housing authorities.

The organization insures roughly 60,000 units worth $2.7 billion.

“I consider it an honor to be elected by the membership to serve in this capacity and look forward to the opportunity,” Vick said. “NCHARRP is not just an insurance provider. This organization provides many risk management services including on-site risk management consultation. I have incorporated many of the recommendations to make our housing authority a safer place for our residents as well as our employees.”

Established in 1953, the Wilson Housing Authority’s mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to the Wilson community. It currently serves 2,810 residents through both its conventional public housing programs and its partnership with private sector housing providers through the federal Housing Choice Voucher program.