Donald Rencher is the Group Executive for Housing, Planning, and Development for the City of Detroit, leading the coordination of neighborhood investments throughout the City, including deploying the Strategic Neighborhood Fund.
With 13 years of experience in housing finance, urban planning, and real estate law, Rencher is committed to increasing affordable housing and driving economic prosperity for all Detroiters. Over seven years in progressive leadership roles at the City of Detroit, he has developed and implemented policy and investment strategies that have resulted in over $2 billion in neighborhood revitalization, housing, and commercial development.
Before joining the City of Detroit, Rencher served as Senior Counsel for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), where he built unique expertise in housing and development financing. Combined with his legal training, Rencher adeptly utilizes public and private resources to orchestrate and fill critical gaps in complex deals.