Ashley Mann-McLellan (she, her, hers) has over 16 years’ experience in policies and practices related to affordable housing and permanent supportive housing. Ashley is a specialist in designing and implementing coordinated entry systems; creating and evaluating Continuum of Care governance and decision-making structures; creating outcome- and performance-driven contracting practices; conducting system performance assessments and making improvement recommendations; and centering consumer voices in efforts to end homelessness. She has extensive knowledge of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Veterans Affairs programs serving low-income populations, as well as mainstream affordable housing programs such as the Housing Choice Voucher program and HUD’s public housing and multifamily portfolios. She has helped nonprofits navigate local and federal regulations in order to access affordable housing resources, and has been instrumental in forging public-private partnerships to create housing opportunities for homeless households. Ashley has helped many communities to introduce homeless and move-on preferences in mainstream affordable housing, adopt a Housing First approach, and develop interventions to end youth homelessness.
Prior to joining TAC, Ashley served as Deputy Director at New Lease for Homeless Families, forging an innovative public-private partnership of housing developers, service providers, and government partners to reduce family homelessness throughout Massachusetts.