The city-parish has named Bradley Sweazy as the Office of Community Development’s new director, where he will oversee housing programs and opportunities for low and moderate income residents.

Sweazy has more than 23 years under his belt working with federal housing programs and community development, according to a city-parish news release.

Sweazy was most recently the program manager for the Louisiana Housing Corporation where he was in charge of millions of dollars in grant money. Sweazy also previously worked for the Kentucky Housing Corporation in a variety of leadership roles.

Sweazy has also worked as a consultant for Baton Rouge’s Office of Community Development.

The Office of Community Development’s action plan for 2015 to 2019 highlights six main areas for programs to grow. They include prioritizing education services; increasing availability and accessibility of affordable housing; adding health services; focusing on workforce development; working with homeless prevention services and expanding public facilities and infrastructure.