Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Announcement:
Kerry Abbott Hired as Deputy Director of Programs
On November 1, 2016 Kerry Abbott will join the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) as the Deputy Director for Programs. Kerry will fill the position being vacated by the retirement of Joyce Crum, the current Deputy Director for Programs.
Kerry has been involved with the development and implementation of affordable housing and services throughout her career. She is a thought leader in the movement to end homelessness and has supported numerous organizations and municipalities in strengthening their health and homeless response systems. As the founder and principle of Abbott Consulting she has assisted agencies providing housing, health care, and supportive services to formerly homeless people and other special needs populations. She is deeply familiar with the work of nonprofit developers, government agencies, and service providers.
Before launching her consulting practice, Kerry spent more than fifteen years in non-profit executive management, working with supportive and affordable housing providers and social service and advocacy organizations. She served as Deputy Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Executive Director of City Housing, Inc., and Program Director at the General Assistance Advocacy Project. At THC she oversaw the property management, support services, money management, human resources, and financial functions of the organization.
In her role as Deputy Director for Programs Kerry will be responsible for overseeing all housing and supportive service programs under HSH. She and her team will be responsible for implementing many components of HSH’s strategic framework including the shelter system, supportive housing programs, rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, and encampment resolution.
HSH is thrilled to welcome Kerry Abbott to the team and to the City family.