NLIHC is pleased to welcome Chantelle Wilkinson as its new multi-sector housing campaign coordinator.
Chantelle will coordinate multiple facets of a new long-term, multi-sector campaign to meet the housing needs of the lowest income people in America. NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Make Room, and Children’s HealthWatch initiated the campaign to mobilize powerful new constituencies beyond housing - in education, healthcare, civil rights, child welfare, faith-based, and others – that are increasingly recognizing the impact the inability to afford decent housing has on the well-being of the people they serve.
Chantelle comes to NLIHC from New York where she worked as a budget analyst for the state legislature. There she assisted with enacting housing and transportation policies. In 2016, she worked on the Breathing Lights Campaign with the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society. The campaign highlighted the issues of dilapidated vacant housing in the capital region of New York State and spurred collaboration from many sectors including the arts, community organizations, neighborhood ambassadors, project administrators, and government officials. Chantelle received her BA in Political Science with minors in Latin American/ Caribbean Studies and Spanish, and her MA in Public Administration, both from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany.
The new multisector housing campaign will officially launch during the NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum on March 20.