Janel A. Young
Chief Strategist and skilled Policy Advisor with proficiency in strategic policy planning, performance management and community development. Proficient in the design and implementation of programs that address the housing needs of vulnerable households and distressed communities. By using innovative housing strategies to identify and eradicate the barriers to affordable housing, my team and I leverage technology and research to identify housing characteristics at the granular level to align funding resources effectively. Visionary leader, comfortable managing a portfolio of multi-faceted developments at all business lines within the corporation. Accustomed to facilitating healthy partnerships necessary to drive policy decisions to successfully meet the strategic objectives and mission of the corporation. I lead with a focus on quality, all while ensuring customer service remains a top priority.
Prior to my current position, I served as the state’s Director of Disaster Recovery Housing. In this role, I steered the policy design and administration of $1.5 billion in disaster recovery housing projects realized in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Isaac. These efforts produced nearly 10,000 mixed income units across Louisiana.
While serving as the Director of Disaster Recovery Housing, the Louisiana Housing Corporation received national recognition from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on its housing recovery efforts in New Orleans. Other career highlights include leading two of the largest housing recovery programs in U.S. history – $649 million Small Rental Property Program and the $30 million Nonprofit Rebuilding Pilot Program.