Housing Policy Analyst
Lissette Flores joined the Center in 2017 as a Housing Policy Analyst with policy and field experience from her time on Capitol Hill, at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and with social service and housing agencies serving the Chicago area. She also worked for several years in the nonprofit sector, helping low-income communities with capacity building and community development.
Prior to joining the Center, she served in the Obama Administration as the Special Advisor for jobs and economic development at HUD's office of Public and Indian Housing. Previously, Flores worked as CFED’s Program Manager for Affordable Housing. In 2013, Flores completed a housing fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and worked for House Representative Tony Cardenas of California as well as HUD's Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations.
A Chicago native, Flores graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Political Science and Latino Studies. She later obtained her Master's degree in Urban Planning and Policy with a concentration in Community Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago.