The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) is starting a national search for its next executive director. The coalition’s board is looking for an outstanding leader who can further the work to provide “A home for all.”
The search for a new leader comes after Otis Thornton’s announcement that he is stepping down later this year. Thornton, who is getting married and moving to Tennessee, has led the coalition since 2015. Prior to that, he led the City of Fort Worth’s homelessness programs for nine years.
Over the past year, the TCHC has worked with partner agencies to overhaul and standardize the coordinated entry process to expedite a return to housing. Fine-tuning this system will be a key task of the new director, along with addressing an extreme shortage of housing that is affordable to the poorest households in the region.