Greg Mays Joins DCHA as General Counsel  

Greg Mays, formerly of the Dallas Housing Authority, will join the District of Columbia Housing Authority as its General Counsel on Monday, August 17, 2020.

“We welcome Greg Mays and his expertise in housing law to DCHA,” said DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett. “Mays’ experience in complex real estate transactions will be an asset for DCHA as we continue to improve and build new affordable housing stock for residents of the District of Columbia now and in the future.”

Mays served as the general counsel for DHA for 13 years. In his role as general counsel, Mays oversaw DHA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) and was responsible for managing the agency’s corporate by-laws, policies, procedures, compliance with relevant rules and regulations, and all other legal related matters. Mays’s expertise is in the areas of complex real estate transactions, corporate matters, and financial transactions. Mays also provided countless contributions to the Dallas community.

“I’m excited to come to DCHA, and excited for the opportunity to assist Executive Director Tyrone Garrett and the DCHA Board of Commissioners in achieving their vision of providing quality housing and top quality services that families in the District deserve and expect.”

Similar to his work at DHA, Mays will lead DCHA’s OGC, which is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the agency, including compliance with District and federal laws, representing the agency in real estate, litigation, and personnel matters, and advising the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners on matters related to legal sufficiency and authority of the agency. OGC appears before District and federal courts, hearing officers, and other adjudicative bodies on behalf of the agency. Mays will conduct an exhaustive review of the Office of the General Counsel in his first month and share recommendations with Executive Director Garrett to ensure the department is set up for success.

Mays earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also attended the Wharton School of Business, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from State University of New York at Stony Brook.


The District of Columbia Housing Authority is an independent government agency whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing to extremely low- through moderate-income households, foster sustainable communities, and cultivate opportunities for residents to improve their lives. One of the District’s largest landlords, DCHA provides subsidized housing to approximately 50,000 residents.

Last Modified: 08/12/2020 7:04 pm