Nevada Rural Housing Authority Announces Mishon Hurst as Deputy Executive Director
Written by Shelby Kuhlman
26 JULY 2021
Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) has announced Mishon Hurst as its new deputy executive director. Hurst will play a vital role in supporting the executive director with day-to-day operations, supervision of staff, monitoring performance of all NRHA programs, and fulfilling the agency’s mission to promote, provide and finance affordable housing for all rural Nevadans.
Hurst has spent her entire professional life supporting and developing affordable housing solutions. She began her career in 2007 as a housing specialist with the Reno Housing Authority. In 2015, Hurst was named the Reno Housing Authority deputy executive director. In the role, Hurst managed 750 public housing units and led the provision of rental assistance to thousands in the Reno community through the housing choice voucher program.
“We are thrilled to have Mishon join us at NRHA,” said Bill Brewer, Executive Director of NRHA.
“Her well-established career in affordable housing, rigorous passion and vision for the future segues perfectly into her role of assuring NRHA thrives in supporting all rural Nevadans through innovate housing solutions.”
Hurst embodies commitment to public service through her tenure in the affordable housing field and academic studies. Hurst graduated cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in business. She continued her education throughout her career, obtaining training certificates ranging from public housing finance, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and fair housing. Hurst is also a proud member of Washoe County Emergency Preparedness, assisting local agencies and Nevadan communities with emergency preparation services through training and development.
Hurst lives in Reno with her two children, and together, they enjoy many of the outdoor activities northern Nevada offers, such as hiking, bike riding, skiing and taking a moment to relax at Lake Tahoe.