Katie concludes her conversation with ChangeMaker, Deborah De Santis, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), the country’s largest community development financial institution devoted to housing solutions for those at risk of homelessness.
About Deborah De Santis:
Deborah is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), the country’s largest Community Development Financial Institution devoted to housing solutions for those at risk of homelessness. Ms. De Santis has led CSH since 2007 tripling its lending and support toward the creation of more than 300,000 permanent stable homes for individuals and families struggling through multiple challenges, including the trauma of homelessness, lack of healthcare, and intergenerational poverty. Ms. De Santis has spearheaded the reorganization of CSH to deepen its focus on data-driven results, innovative funding models such as Pay-For-Success, and expansion into high-need communities.
Prior to her position at CSH she served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency and as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of NJ. In 2019, Deb was recognized as one of the top 10 leading women in the affordable housing industry by Affordable Housing Finance Magazine. She has also been cited as one of the 10 Most Influential Americans for Homelessness Reform. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Babson College in Wellesley Massachusetts where she is a recipient of the Babson College Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur Award as well as the Richard J. Snyder Distinguished Service to the College Award for 2020.
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