Amber-Lee Leslie is a Policy Advocate at Housing California. She works closely with Housing California’s leadership, policy and program team, Board of Directors, Residents United Network, and partners to advance regulatory advocacy and support the organization’s broader policy research and development goals.
Before joining Housing California, Amber-Lee was a Legislative Aide to the Land Use Policy Committee Board Chair in Fairfax County, Virginia. There, she collaborated with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that land use applications aligned community needs with local zoning ordinances and planning guidance. She was also deeply involved in policy amendments that created allowances for new residential development in a commercially zoned area and emphasized housing diversity and affordable homeownership opportunities.
Amber-Lee has also worked as a Housing Choice Voucher Policy Analyst for a nonprofit group representing housing authorities nationwide, and as a Research Assistant on social policy issues, including affordable housing and public-private partnerships in urban areas. Amber-Lee earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia State University and Bachelor of Political Science degree from Emory University.
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