Governor Katie Hobbs (D) appointed Joan Serviss director of the Arizona Department of Housing. Joan served for more than ten years as the executive director of the nonprofit Arizona Housing Coalition, a statewide organization leading in the efforts to end homelessness by advocating for affordable homes. While leading another statewide homelessness association, she successfully led a merger with the Arizona Housing Alliance to form the combined Arizona Housing Coalition. Joan previously served as executive director for the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and as a research analyst for the County Supervisors Association.