Sr. Staff Attorney
Sasha facilitates intra- and inter-community planning processes and capacity-building to strengthen regional responses to homelessness. She develops coordinated entry systems that enable them to use existing resources effectively by connecting people to programs that are the best fit for their situations through standardized assessment and prioritization. Sasha writes grant applications to increase programmatic and systematic capacity and function. She designs and conducts trainings, provides technical assistance, and monitors programs to ensure regulatory compliance and promote use of evidence-based best practices. Sasha engages programs and communities in strategic planning to evaluate and address needs and goals. She collects and analyzes housing inventory and homeless population data to assess capacity and system gaps. Sasha facilitates multilingual focus groups to collect consumer input. She measures program- and system-level performance and provides user support for HomeBase’s Program Evaluation and Scoring Tool (PRESTO), a web-based platform for analyzing the performance of homeless housing and service projects and systems of care. Prior to joining Homebase, Sasha was a Liberty Hill Foundation Fellow at California Lawyers for the Arts. She holds a BA in Political Science, magna cum laude, from UCLA, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Sasha also holds a JD from UCLA School of Law. Sasha is an avid reader, traveler, photographer, hiker, scuba diver, and cook. She is fluent in Russian and Spanish and proficient in French.
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