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Shernita L. Bethea, Housing Administrator
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In her capacity as a planner, she works with a variety of organizations and agencies in the effort to promote regional approaches to issues pertaining to the elderly population, services for persons with disabilities as well as various housing issues.

Before coming to HRPDC in 2006, Shernita Bethea was the Program Director for Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia where she developed and managed their Consumer Credit Counseling program, Housing Counseling, Emergency Services and Disaster Response initiatives. Prior to that, she worked as a credit counselor for Consumer Credit Counseling of Hampton Roads. Shernita holds a BA in Psychology from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She is also a Certified Comprehensive Housing Counselor, Certified Financial Health Counselor and holds various other certifications in housing and credit.

Currently Shernita Bethea is the current Past President of the Virginia Association of Housing Counselors and serves on the Board of Directors for Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and the Hampton Roads Housing Consortium. Shernita has spent countless hours helping agencies and organizations throughout the state of Virginia improve their programs and resources.

Mignon Burton, Housing Program Specialist

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Mignon Burton joined the HRPDC staff as the Housing Program Specialist in 2016. She assists with the ongoing work of the agency’s initiatives to strengthen affordable housing opportunities in region. Prior to joining the HRPDC, Ms. Burton worked as the Community Health Specialist for Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (SRHA).  In this capacity, she worked with residents in various community health and social activities, including a comprehensive smoking cessation program.  Ms. Burton also secured and managed several grants geared to the development of accessibility options for seniors and persons with disabilities.  She has worked over 15 years in the human services field including: domestic violence, issues of homelessness, and child welfare.

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