Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Vice Chair
Ms. Ann Oliva is the chief executive officer of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a public education, advocacy, and capacity-building organization dedicated to ending homelessness in the United States. A career veteran of homelessness and housing policy, she is recognized as one of the foremost experts on homelessness in the nation. In her role, Oliva works closely with members of Congress, the administration, and officials and advocates at the state and local levels. As part of that role, she collaborates closely with partners to educate the public on the real nature of homelessness and its solutions and advance known best practices within the homeless services sector.
Oliva previously served as vice president for housing policy for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and as a senior policy advisor at the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Her distinguished career is also marked by a decade of federal service at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
During her 10-year tenure at HUD, Oliva successfully designed and implemented a variety of initiatives and programs, including homelessness prevention, supportive housing, and rapid re-housing programs, as well as a demonstration to end youth homelessness.
In 2015, Oliva was named one of the 50 Most Influential Leaders in the department’s first 50 years and was honored with the True Colors United True Leader Award. She was a finalist for a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammie) in management excellence in 2011. She was part of an interagency team that won a Sammie for the team’s work on reducing Veteran homelessness in 2012.
Currently, Oliva resides in Washington, District of Columbia.