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Morgan Mansa Joins Town of Cary as Housing & CDBG Manager

Post Date:04/10/2019 10:18 AM
  • Morgan Mansa has been selected to serve as Cary’s first Housing & CDBG Manager.
  • The Housing & CDBG Manager oversees the implementation of housing initiatives as outlined in the Cary Community Plan and administers the CDBG Program.
  • Mansa’s first day at Cary Town Hall was April 8.

CARY, NC – Morgan Mansa has been selected to serve as Cary’s first Housing & CDBG Manager. Mansa, 33, will oversee the administration of Cary’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and implementation of the Imagine Cary/Cary Community Plan to further strengthen the nexus between housing and neighborhood services.  She comes to Cary from Nashville, TN, where she served as the Director of Nashville’s Housing Trust Fund in the Mayor’s office. Her first day with the Town was April 8.

Morgan Mansa

“I’m proud of Cary’s efforts towards advancing our conversations around housing affordability in Cary,” said Mayor Pro Tem Lori Bush. “We’ve made some enhancements, and like all municipalities, we have a ways to go. Morgan’s approach and experience will allow us to take our program to new levels, and I look forward to her insights.”

“Morgan joins us at an exciting time as we are kicking off a Comprehensive Housing Study later this week. We also just issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for affordable housing and transit-oriented development. Morgan’s experience will be a powerful addition to these upcoming efforts,” said Cary’s Director of Special Projects, Danna Widmar.

“I am honored to join the Town Manager’s Office to carry out this critical work,” said Mansa. “I have devoted my career to crafting programming and policies that are an authentic reflection of the unique housing needs of a community. I am excited to work collaboratively with Council and our external partners to respond to the housing needs of our residents.”

Mansa holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Calvin College and a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. Mansa is originally from Oak Park, IL and now lives in Raleigh with her husband Keith and son, Major.


Primary Contacts

Danna Widmar, Director of Special Projects (919) 460-4915
Meredith Gruber, Community Engagement & Neighborhood Services Manager (919) 460-4983
Morgan Mansa, Housing & CDBG Manager (919) 653-7153
Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4240


Cary Community Plan
Community Development Block Grant

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