David Young is Housing Action’s Director of Capacity Building. He oversees our Capacity Building program, which helps members better serve their communities through staff development and programmatic improvement, and the Housing Action Illinois Intermediary, which streamlines administrative functions for housing counseling agencies in Illinois and Indiana.
David brings over 20 years of community development experience to Housing Action Illinois after previous positions as a CDC Executive Director, real estate developer, property manager and housing counseling group education leader. David is especially interested in using his past ED experiences as a resource for current and future executive directors. He serves on the Board of the Directors for the Illinois chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials as well as the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County.
A native of Buffalo, New York, David is an Urban Studies graduate of the University of Rochester, and has completed training through the National Development Council, NeighborWorks America and the Institute of Real Estate Management.