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Ashley Alexander

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Ashley Alexander

Ashley Alexander

Name of Host Organization: Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
City, State: Mt. Vernon, New York
Issue area: Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
Sponsors: AmeriCorps VISTA, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

The Project

Provide legal assistance with the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program focuses on the issue of privatization of public housing.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
This project allows for vulnerable populations to obtain safe, affordable housing. It also builds tenant capacity for organization.
The Right Person For This Project
Ashley is the right person for the project because:
• She is committed to fighting for communities, families, and individuals who are often ignored, and left out of loop
• She is passionate about public service
• Her community similar to those that she serves, thus, she relates with them on all levels, without judgment