Melanie Zamora is a Senior Analyst with The Cloudburst Group. She has served for twenty years in both direct services to homeless populations and leadership and management roles. Melanie has been an active change agent for promising practices nationwide including Rapid Rehousing in Progressive Engagement Models, efforts to end homelessness for specific populations including Veterans, families with children, Unaccompanied Youth and individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. Ms. Zamora was an early advocate of Housing First and Rapid Rehousing and continues to share research, models and data that show the efficacy of these efforts. She has currently been deployed on the Cloudburst Disaster Recovery team as a Continuum of Care Housing expert at the Camp Fires in Butte County, CA. Ms. Zamora holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Her undergraduate work was in Creative Writing and Spanish Language and literature.
In Her Own Words
“With the proper amounts of support and encouragement as well as the freedom to innovate and create, wicked problems can be alleviated and, ultimately, solved. There is no room for oppression if we are to make the world healthy. We are strongest when every person who wants to do good work is included and nurtured. And, we can end homelessness.”