Public housing in the city has a new overseer.
Melody Gates will start her new job as executive director of the Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority on June 1.
Gates has worked as executive director of the Benson Housing Authority, in North Carolina, and as a director of housing for the North Carolina Department of Administration, according to a city news release.
"I am thankful for this opportunity", said Gates said in a prepared statement, "and (I) look forward to joining a team of people already committed to excellent public service."
Gates will make $105,000 dollars a year in her role with the authority.
Her main duties...