Shantae Smith

System Transformation Advisor, San Diego

As an Improvement Advisor with Community Solutions’ Built for Zero initiative, Shantae utilizes her past experience in serving at different parts of the Phoenix/Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care homeless system for 8+ years to connect with her teams. As a prior BFZ lead for the Phoenix team, she holds a wealth of experience and expertise in coordinated entry, HMIS, federal programs, community engagement and partnerships. Prior to her role as the BFZ lead, she led her community in other capacities while serving as direct client care staff for special populations, as the HMIS Administrator and as an in-house data lead for a local housing provider. Shantae holds additional experience in government and media relations, grant review panels, and as an organization/task ninja.

  • LOVES: Learning from and growing with those around me & celebrating every tiny victory
  • HATES: Criminalizing poverty
  • SUPER POWER: Being patient, including all voices and empowering those to speak up

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