Jon Gutzmann

At the St. Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) our mission is to help families and individuals with low incomes achieve greater stability and self-reliance by providing safe, affordable, quality housing and links to community services.  We own and operate almost 4,300 public housing units and administer over 4,600 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs), providing safe, affordable, quality housing to over 21,000 people.  

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has recognized the PHA as a “High Performer” for 26 consecutive years in Public Housing and for 15 years in the HCV Program (both are rated under HUD’s assessment systems, “PHAS” and “SEMAP”).  

I am proud to be the Executive Director of an organization that has received national recognition for its accomplishments.  I am also very proud of our staff for their hard work and continued dedication to the PHA mission.  The Agency’s Board of Commissioners sets the tone from the top, and we very much appreciate their support and guidance.  Together we are helping thousands of St. Paul residents, every day. 

We hope that you will find our website easy to navigate and full of useful information.  On behalf of our Board of Commissioners and staff, I also want to thank our community stakeholders for supporting our efforts to preserve this vital affordable housing program.


About Jon Gutzmann

Looking back at 30 years ago.

In August 2017, Jon Gutzmann celebrates 30 years of service as Executive Director at the PHA.  Below are some newspaper clippings highlighting accomplishments during Jon's early tenure at the PHA.  

News article clippings about the PHA