Terence O’Shea is the Property Innovation and Strategy Lead at Community Solutions. He works with the Built for Zero team and Acquisition Fund Partners to define, prototype, and scale a process for identifying shelter, transitional housing, or other institutional properties that are suitable for conversion to permanent affordable housing. He also collaborates with local Built for Zero partners to coordinate with owners/operators of properties potentially suitable for conversion and helps to advance specific conversion projects. Additionally, Terence works to identify financing, policy, and other opportunities to accelerate adoption of this approach to increase access to permanent housing for those experiencing homelessness.
Prior to joining Community Solutions, Terence was a public health engineer at the Nassau County Department of Health. He reviewed engineering plans and reports related to public water systems and toxic and hazardous material storage facilities. Terence was an integral part of the Department’s COVID-19 response, managing Nassau County’s vaccination data and data analytics. He also authored multiple, national award-winning, public health initiatives – two on protecting Long Island’s sole source drinking water aquifer and one about achieving health equity through a collaborative approach with regards to COVID-19 vaccinations. Terence received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Penn State.
- LOVES: PUBLIC HEALTH
- HATES: INEFFICIENCIES
- SUPER POWER: CREATIVE THINKING