As a Policy Analyst at Homebase, Taylor Kiely supports local governments and nonprofits in their efforts to end homelessness. Taylor helps communities secure federal, state and local funding, implement programs and best practices, and understand the various regulations that govern potential homelessness solutions. Prior to receiving her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago, Taylor managed and implemented a newly funded permanent supportive housing program, working directly with individuals experiencing homelessness and serious mental illness towards finding and maintaining a home. During her MSW program, she spent a year working with multiple different housing programs and agencies within the homelessness system in Chicago and an additional year working within the Office of Community Planning and Development at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These experiences arm Taylor with a unique portfolio of knowledge to apply and add value in her role at Homebase. A transplant to San Francisco, Taylor enjoys exploring the City and surrounding areas, looking forward to finding new and exciting hiking trails. She also enjoys playing tennis and spending quality time with her cat, Paxton.