Community Link President and CEO Retires

Floyd R. Davis Jr. retires as President and CEO of Community Link
For 20 years, Floyd R. Davis Jr. has served as president and CEO of Community Link, a non-profit that helps individuals and families acquire and sustain safe, decent and affordable housing in Charlotte and 16 North Carolina counties. Davis announced his retirement in December.
The agency’s Board of Directors has named Community Link Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tameka Gunn to succeed Davis as president and CEO on January 1, 2023.
“It’s been my honor to build Community Link into a thriving organization that reaches throughout North Carolina,” Davis, the first African American to lead the organization, said. “We are committed to serving our customers whether they are homeless or insecurely housed, need guidance on how to build their assets, looking to purchase their first home, or keep their existing home.”
Davis has made life better for thousands of lower-income families in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina since becoming president and CEO of Community Link in 2002. About 25,000 individuals and families have turned to the organization for help in the last 20 years and benefitted from Davis’s leadership.
“Floyd’s vision for Community Link led to a complete transformation of the agency,” said Community Link Board Chair Rodrick Banks. “He understood that lower-income people need tools and training to create wealth for their families. He expanded our services to include financial literary classes and counseling to help customers build their assets and even become first-time homeowners. He also collaborated with many other non-profits and expanded our geographic reach to serve North Carolinians beyond Mecklenburg.”
Encouraging economic mobility
When Davis joined Community Link, the agency provided services to the homeless population in Mecklenburg County. Today, it provides Homeless to Housing services in 16 counties through rental payments, identifying and vetting lodging for rapid rehousing, supplying assistance for supportive housing, or all three, depending on the location. Clients include veterans, people with disabilities, very-low-income families, and mothers and children escaping domestic violence.