Meet Satyendra Singh Huja, Board Member

Satyendra Singh Huja has served as a Piedmont Housing Alliance board member since 2001. Mr. Huja is the president of Community Planning Associates, focusing on planning, design, and development. He worked as Director of Strategic Planning for the City of Charlottesville from 1998 to 2004. And, for 25 years prior to that, he served as the city’s Director of Planning and Community Development. In that role, he is credited with the creation of the Downtown Mall and with protecting green spaces throughout the city.

Mr. Huja has deep expertise in the areas of housing, historic preservation, and neighborhood revitalization. He is particularly drawn to Piedmont Housing’s focus on construction of housing for low income families, and programs that support home ownership.

Mr. Huja has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, and is a member of the American Planning Association and American Institute of Certified Planners. He also served on Charlottesville City Council from 2008 to 2015, including two terms as the city’s mayor. Mr. Huja received a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Michigan State University.