Dr. Michael C. Threatt is a licensed REALTOR® with Community 1st Real Estate in Dothan. He is an executive-level affordable housing professional with over 16 years of experience working within the real estate industry’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Michael is also a podcaster, consultant, coach, author, and developer. Michael is the Senior Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Dothan Housing where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations. He is not only a 16-year veteran of the housing authority industry, but he also holds a doctorate in public administration from West Chester University, with a dissertation on landlords in the Section 8 housing choice voucher program. Michael has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s in criminal justice administration from the University of South Florida. Michael created the “Housing Authority of Tomorrow” model that utilizes best and evidenced-based practices to increase productivity and financial savings. His work in the field has earned him the distinction of Executive Director of the Year for the state of Alabama in 2019, as well as the Rural Leader of the Year Award for Alabama, Georgia, and Florida the same year.
Michael played an instrumental role in Dothan Housing winning the 2021 Best Practices of the Year for the state of Alabama. In addition, he writes for several online publications, including the PA Times, New Cities, and, most recently, the Business Journals Leadership Trust. Michael has recently been named to the 2022 Top 100 in Real Estate Magazine.
Michael is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, National Association for Real Estate Brokers, National Association of Residential Property Managers, and National Leased Housing Association. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
In 2022, Dr. Threatt authored the book The Price of Bureaucracy, which can be purchased here