Meet our Executive Director Louise Seeba

Louise Seeba became the St. Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA)’s Executive Director in April 2024. Louise joined the Agency as the PHA's General Counsel in 2012, under the PHA’s contract with the City Attorney’s office. In that role she provided oversight for the PHA’s legal team, and provided legal advice and guidance to the PHA’s Board of Commissioners, Executive Director, and staff regarding local, state, and federal laws affecting the Agency. In 2018, and in addition to serving as General Counsel, Ms. Seeba took on the role of PHA Deputy Executive Director, still as an employee of the City Attorney’s office. As the Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Seeba has worked alongside Jon to manage all aspects of the PHA’s work including the following accomplishments, among others:

  • Louise provided management oversight of the PHA’s Finance, IT, and Housing Policy Teams;
  • She helped prepare and lead the Agency through the RAD conversion to Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA);
  • She successfully guided the Agency through continued operations during the COVID-19 crisis, including rent recovery efforts;
  • She helped forged partnerships with the City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County for increased affordable housing opportunities such as Families First and the development of the PHA’s Faircloth units;
  • She helped reduce the PHA’s carbon footprint through the creation of solar garden opportunities, thereby saving the Agency over $100,000 per year;
  • And most recently, Louise led PHA staff through a strategic planning process that culminated in the Board’s approval of the Agency Goals for the next two years.

In addition to her work at the PHA, and with the Board’s approval, Ms. Seeba served as Interim Executive Director for the Superior Housing Authority from 2017 to 2019 and as a consultant until 2021, where she successfully stabilized and managed day-to-day operations; and she led the search for a new Executive Director for that housing agency. Louise also served a four-year term on the Saint Paul Public Schools Board from 2012 to 2016 and served as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Saint Paul from 2004 to 2012, after working as an attorney in private practice from 1999 to 2004.

Ms. Seeba holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Systems, Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. She is currently in the process of completing the Executive Director Education Program (EDEP) through the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)/Rutgers University.

 

 

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