Lauren Knott (she, her, hers) has over 13 years of experience in policies and practices related to affordable housing and homelessness. She has extensive knowledge of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) serving low-income populations, including the Continuum of Care program, on which she is a subject matter expert. She has helped communities to develop plans to end homelessness among all populations, adopt a Housing First approach for both their system and projects, and design and implement coordinated entry systems. Lauren is TAC’s lead TA provider in engagements related to preventing and ending youth homelessness, including HUD’s Youth Homeless Demonstration Program). She has been a featured speaker on youth homelessness at multiple national conferences.
Prior to joining TAC, Lauren was Policy Coordinator at the North Carolina Housing Coalition, working on national and statewide policy initiatives. In other nonprofit settings, she has coordinated housing search programs and provided technical assistance to shelter providers to improve their housing search programs.