Caster D. Binion
Caster D. Binion was named Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh on Feb. 28, 2013. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of housing and community development with him to this position. Mr. Binion has served in the capacity of Interim Executive Director since October 2012. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the HACP – a role he has held since 2006.
As COO of the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Mr. Binion managed the responsibility of ensuring agency-wide compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, while managing an annual budget that exceeds $60 million. He also led the day-to-day operations for HACP’s Occupancy Department, Housing Choice Voucher Program, Public Safety Department and Facility Services Department.
Prior to relocating to Pittsburgh in 2006, Mr. Binion served as Deputy Executive Director and Director of Housing Operations for the Housing Authority of Kansas City.
Mr. Binion has a Masters in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Lincoln University. Prior to taking his first job in the field of housing, Mr. Binion had a distinguished career with the United States Army, retiring as a Major in 1992. He was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and is a combat veteran, having served in Operation Desert Storm.