Ayana Dilday Gonzalez (she, her, hers) has over 15 years of experience in policies and practices related to affordable housing development and permanent supportive housing (PSH). She has worked in private and public sector affordable housing development, and in public sector health and human services. Ms. Gonzalez is an expert in the design, financing, implementation, and evaluation of publicly funded PSH programs and she provides training and facilitation for housing providers, service agencies, and state and local governments on financing, development, and operation of PSH. She works with Continuums of Care (CoCs) and CoC-funded programs to maximize opportunities to prevent and end homelessness, and she is a technical assistance provider for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. She is the cochair of TAC’s Racial Equity Committee, helping to lead the agency’s efforts to recognize and identify the impacts of racial and social inequity and offer effective solutions that eliminate disparities.
Prior to her work at TAC, Ms. Gonzalez worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on its statewide Supportive Housing Working Group, the HUD 811 Project Rental Assistance program, the National Housing Trust Fund program, and the Balance of State Continuum of Care.