Carrie has nearly 14 years of program design and implementation experience in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) projects. She possesses an intimate knowledge of grant programs for housing and community development, specializing in community development block grants (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF), as well as homelessness assistance and supportive services. In her role as Senior Manager, she provides state governments with subject matter expertise for the Recovery Housing Program pilot, advises on federal requirements for HOPE VI Main Street projects, and develops and delivers Community Planning and Development program and cross-cutting training to state and local HUD grantees.
Carrie assumed her current role in 2020 after serving more than twelve years in state and local government. She spent more than nine of those years with the State of Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs, managing the state's federal and state housing programs and supporting state leadership on affordable housing policy development. Carrie was one of the initial architects of Colorado’s housing trust fund program. She led courses on fair housing, accessibility, reasonable accommodations, and Universal Design. She also spearheaded the modernization of the state housing program’s written agreements and was likewise instrumental in implementing Colorado’s more than $300 million CDBG Disaster Recovery program to help families recover from the state’s devastating 2013 floods.
At the local level, Carrie was the Assistant Executive Director of the Community Development Commission for Sonoma County. There she managed the program functions for a department of roughly 50 staff tasked with housing and neighborhood investment, equity and compliance, rental assistance, and ending homelessness. Her most challenging and rewarding endeavor in this role was implementing a suite of initiatives to respond to a local homelessness crisis. The programs rapidly engaged and housed people experiencing homelessness in Sonoma County.
Carrie’s hometown is Santa Rosa, California and she now lives in Vancouver, Washington. She holds a BA in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego. She also holds an M.Arch in Architecture and an M.UD in Urban Design from the University of Colorado, Denver.
M.Arch, Architecture, University of Colorado, Denver
M.UD, Urban Design, University of Colorado, Denver
BA, Urban Studies and Planning, University of California, San Diego