Leslie Wise

Leslie Wise

Leslie Wise

Deputy Director, Built For Zero

As a Deputy Director for Content and Strategy with Community Solutions' Built for Zero team, Leslie leads content identification and strategy development efforts to support communities in ending homelessness. Her focus is supporting communities in ways that are tangible and sustainable. Leslie previously worked as a community organizer and systems strategist with the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Before joining the Community Solutions team, Leslie was the Director of Policy and Planning with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), where she helped oversee one of the nation’s largest homeless point-in-time enumerations along with the city's annual application for HUD Homeless Assistance Program funding. Leslie also served as Homelessness Policy Advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, where she worked with the County of Los Angeles on the first ever joint City /County homelessness policy platform. Leslie holds a BA in Social Work from Ohio University. She also completed the Ross Minority Program in Real Estate at the University of Southern California, and the Community Development and Empowerment Series presented by the Chicago Rehab Network in Chicago, IL.