Nikol Nabors-Jackson joined the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) in August 2021 in the capacity of Chief of Staff. As the Chief of Staff, she serves as a senior advisor to the Executive Director/CEO and oversees Human Resources, Public Relations, Government Affairs, Procurement and Corporate Resources. Mrs. Nabors-Jackson is a human services and affordable housing professional with over 20 years of government and non-profit experience.
Prior to joining DCHFA, Mrs. Nabors-Jackson was the Deputy Director for Administration with the DC Child and Family Services Agency. In this capacity, Mrs. Nabors-Jackson was responsible for overseeing Administrative Services, Contracting, Human Resources, Information Technology, and the administration responsible for claiming federal funding for children in foster care. She served in this capacity until the agency successfully exited a lawsuit in June 2021 that spanned three decades. Nikol also served as a Presidential appointee with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) until the end of Obama administration in 2017. Mrs. Nabors-Jackson worked as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Public and Indian Housing which monitors and subsidizes over 4,500 public housing agencies and 567 Tribally Designated Housing Entities that provide affordable housing to millions of families and seniors across the nation. Before Mrs. Nabors-Jackson appointment she was the Chief Operating Officer at the DC Department of Human Services where she managed administrative operations, execution of a $400 million budget and a workforce of over 1,000 employees and contractors.
In addition to her federal and D.C. government experience Mrs. Nabors-Jackson has worked in local government in Baltimore City. For over eight years she served as the Chief of Staff for Baltimore Housing, a combined agency which includes the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and the City’s Department of Housing and Community Development. In this role, she assisted the Housing Commissioner in overseeing an agency of 1,400 employees with an annual budget exceeding $300 million.
Mrs. Nabors-Jackson came to the D.C. metropolitan area as a social work intern. After graduate school she began working at the DC Housing Authority implementing youth violence prevention programs. Shortly thereafter, Mrs. Nabors-Jackson accepted the opportunity to serve as the Director of Resident Services where she was responsible for implementing numerous social service programs for over 30,000 residents living in public housing and subsidized housing. She was instrumental in leading the self-sufficiency and supportive services component of several of the authority’s multi-million-dollar redevelopment projects. Mrs. Nabors-Jackson was a member of the senior team that successfully led the housing authority out of court-ordered receivership.
Mrs. Nabors-Jackson obtained a Master of Social Work from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and she received her undergraduate degree in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara. After completing graduate school, she also received a certificate in non-profit management from Georgetown University.