kirstenKirsten Elliott is the Vice President of Development for Community Housing Network, based in Troy. She represents CEDAM’s Region 5 (Southeast Michigan).

What is the history/purpose of your organization?

At Community Housing Network (CHN), we are passionate advocates, devoted to providing homes for people in need and access to resources to create sustainable communities.

We do this through proven strategies of homelessness prevention, housing assistance and development, community education and referral, advocacy, and additional services. We carry out our work in Southeast Michigan.

What do you do at your organization?

I am the Vice President of Develop and oversee all development related activities, which include real estate develop, grant and program development, fund development and new business development.

Is there anything special we should know about you or your organization?

I have been with CHN for more than years. I grew up in public housing and I have a son with disabilities, both of which fuels my passion for the work. I feel honored to have worked at CHN for more  than 13 years, making a difference for the communities and people we serve.