Tiffany Haynes

Director of Homebuyer & Community Engagement

Tiffany, over the years, has worked to center the voices of marginalized populations; address racial, economic, and gender inequities; and disrupt policy and practice with adverse impact. She co-designed several research studies, written reports, & training centered around housing instability/access to affordable housing & the child welfare system, particularly lifting the experiences of immigrant, LGBTQIA+, black & brown, and parenting individuals. She believes in data & its power to influence change & continues to develop research studies to explore social & public issues & its historically disparate impact on marginalized populations. She has engaged in, led, & organized congressional and state legislative advocacy efforts & continues to seek out & create opportunities for those with lived expertise to lead & inform change. She has also led & organized coalition spaces and serves/has served on multiple advisory teams. Tiffany has consulted Federal, state, and local agencies & organizations in many capacities, some of which included implementation of federal policy & provisions and supporting special populations. She co-developed and facilitated youth directed spaces across the country and served on a review team for a global campaign.

Tiffany holds many identities that have been historically marginalized and negatively impacted. Those identities and experiences keep her centered on why she continues to do equity work. She strives to work towards a world that eliminates inequities based on anyone’s identities by being cognizant, raising awareness of those inequities, and continuing to advocate, and organize strategies to remove barriers to mobilize marginalized populations.

Tiffany owns her identity as a black woman and navigates the world with that lens, while holding the responsibility of being a single parent. She understands that equity cannot be achieved without the voices of those experiencing it. She believes that the hurt feelings of those not disparately impacted is a lesser consequence to the impact on those who are. Everyone is impacted by inequity. Unfortunately, some experience a greater impact.