3500 14th STREET, N.W. TENANT ASSOCIATION
Sharon Sneed, President of the 3500 14th Street, N.W. Tenant Association
Ms. Sneed has been president of the 3500 14th Street, N.W. Tenant Association since 2007. She has expertise in D.C. tenant rights and preservation of affordable housing. Ms. Sneed and the Tenant Association Board led the residents of Hubbard Place through the sale of the building to the current owners who preserved affordable rents and successfully undertook a major renovation.
Audrey Love, Vice President
Margaret Seabrook, Secretary
A. Coleman, Treasurer
Janice Lowry, Director -- At Large Member
Janice Jackson, Director -- At Large Member
RESIDENT SERVICE COMMITTEE
The Board, See Above
Nancy Hooff, Member
Jackie Arguelles, Member
RESIDENT SERVICE STAFF
Emily Button, Resident Services Manager
Emily Button serves as the Resident Services Manager for both Hubbard Place and Urban Village Apartments. Ms. Button oversees the resident services programming at both properties, outcomes management, and partnership development.
Ms. Button has worked in the affordable housing and homeless prevention field in the DC metro area for 11 years. Her experience includes managing Resident Services for multi-family communities, working with chronically homeless and mentally ill populations, affordable housing property management, and leading community service programs focused on housing and services for homeless veterans. Ms. Button has a BA in Sociology from Louisiana State University and a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership from the University of the District of Columbia.
Julie Locke, Resident Services Coordinator
Julie Locke serves as the Resident Services Coordinator. Ms. Locke conducts outreach to families and assists them in accessing social services they may need to improve their lives, to reach their goals, and to achieve higher levels of self sufficiency. She provides on-site support for programs such as the Senior Programs and Children and Youth Initiative Programs.
Ms. Locke's background includes education, workforce training, and serving as a life skills coach and mentor. In her most recent position, she served as an Employment Specialist. Prior to that, she was a certified teacher in New York, where she taught English in both elementary and middle schools.Ms. Locke graduated with a Bachelors of Liberal Arts & Sciences from Brooklyn College and has background in Educational Psychology.
Jose Gonzalez, Resident Services Coordinator
Jose Gonzalez serves as a Resident Services Coordinator at Hubbard Place and Urban Village Apartments. His job involves outreach to diverse families, assisting them in reaching their life goals and in obtaining higher levels of self-sufficiency. Through leadership building, employment assistance, and educational enrichment, Mr. Gonzalez assists in empowering the families he serves.
In his most recent position, Mr. Gonzalez worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator, empowering youth and residents in affordable housing communities in Montgomery County, MD. During the 2008 economic recession, he worked with AmeriCorps VISTA, where he focused his efforts in building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity. Mr. Gonzalez launched grassroots efforts to fight for access to housing, improve health and resource services for families, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income families in accessing resources to gain sustainability and economic footing. Mr. Gonzalez's background includes a master's degree in project management, business development, workforce, and community building training.
Gabby Elias Chang, After School and Youth Programs Specialist
Gabby Elias-Chang serves as the Lead After School & Youth Development Specialist. She oversees both the summer camp and the after school programs. She also works with various partners such as DC Central Kitchen and 826DC to further enhance the after school and summer program experiences for students. She actively communicates and interfaces with parents and families to ensure that students are receiving the best care towards their education and overall development.