Lissette Flores is a Supervisory Community Development Specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Her experience consists of a combination of policy, advocacy and programmatic work from her time on Capitol Hill, HUD, and think tanks in DC. Prior to returning to HUD, she was a Policy Analyst for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She previously served in the Obama Administration as the Special Advisor for jobs and economic development at HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing, where she led efforts to connect HUD-assisted families to employment and educational opportunities. From 2014-2016, Lissette worked at Prosperity Now as the Program Manager for Affordable Housing. Lissette is an alumna of CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program, where she was a Housing Fellow from 2013-2014. A Chicago native, she graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Latino Studies. She also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Urban Planning and Policy with a concentration in Community Development.