Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2019
Katie Melendez is a leader serving her North County San Diego community. She advocates for low-income residents’ right to self-determine their future by fighting for housing justice, civic access, and class consciousness. She currently acts as the housing navigator for Recovery for Life of North County Lifeline, where she curates housing resources for her clients in recovery from substance abuse. Katie also volunteers with Residents United Network, serving on their policy committee and assisting in campaigns for housing justice in California. As a 2019 BCLI Fellow she plans to be a bridge between her often-neglected community and the decision making that shapes their future.