Tom Albanese, L.S.W.

Tom Albanese, L.S.W., has provided planning, development, and implementation support for housing and homeless programs since 1992 and is a nationally recognized expert with extensive experience in strategic planning, program and system management, training, and evaluation services with a focus on data-driven, equitable solutions to prevent and end homelessness. He has developed and directed homeless systems and programs in both urban and rural settings and helped to drive development of national practice standards and approaches currently in use around the United States. Mr. Albanese previously served as Associate Director of Community Shelter Board (CSB) in Columbus, Ohio, where he was responsible for CSB’s overall strategic planning, system leadership and management, external relationships, and knowledge management. Prior to CSB, he served as a Principal Associate with Abt Associates where he helped lead national technical assistance efforts for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) homeless assistance programs and initiatives, including serving as national lead for the now concluded $1.5B Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP). With both Abt Associates and as an independent consultant. he has assisted a variety of states and localities with developing and improving homeless crisis response systems, including New York City, Detroit, Cleveland, American Samoa, North Carolina, and California.