David Connelly, Founder and CEO
“Housing Opportunities Unlimited (HOU) was founded at a time when families living in affordable housing needed quality services in communities that were about to undergo revitalization in the Greater Boston area. HOU understands the impact that these changes have on families – many of whom are already experiencing a level of deteriorating conditions, both physical and social in their communities.
Our successful early efforts have led to a number of other housing authorities and affordable housing developers seeking HOU services. To date, we have relocated over 16,000 units and have expanded to over 170 sites in 20 states and Washington D.C.
It continues to be HOU’s primary objective to provide quality relocation and resident services to the people of these communities and successfully meet our clients’ needs and deadlines.
After all these years, the motto of our company rings true that indeed the resident makes the difference.”
David founded HOU in 1982 and is the current CEO. David proudly oversaw the resident services and first relocation effort of HOU at Harbor Point in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Prior to HOU, David worked for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and managed job training centers in the Dorchester area. After this initiative, David ran a juvenile probation program in the Dorchester District Court. David also spent time as a Middle School Teacher in Randolph, MA.
His prior experience in non-profit and social services led David to enjoy working with families and young adults in low income communities. He believes that services for affordable communities must go beyond the work day to the physical and social communities people live in. David designed HOU to work within each community itself because of the unique opportunity that it presented to ensure that all aspects of families’ lives are supported.
David earned a bachelor of science from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. David lives in Milton with his wife Jane. He is the proud father of two and grandfather of four.