Jacqueline Young was appointed to the NYCHA Board of Directors by Mayor Bill de Blasio in January 2017. Ms. Young has been a NYCHA resident for over 30 years and currently resides in Lenox Road Houses in Brooklyn.
Ms. Young served as President of the Lenox Road Houses Resident Association from December 2014 to January 2017. She is a passionate housing advocate; for over 25 years, she has managed low-income housing with four different non-profit housing agencies in Brooklyn and the Bronx, working on behalf of formerly homeless individuals and families, veterans, senior citizens, survivors of domestic violence, people with mental and health challenges, as well as individuals with physical disabilities. She is currently a Property Manager for HELP USA, a non-profit housing agency that works to ensure that everyone has a safe place to call home.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Young worked as a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Manager for Comunilife, a community-based health and housing service provider. She also served as Property Manager for Services for the UnderServed and as Senior Property Manager at Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation.
Ms. Young is active in several pastoral committees in her church and in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. She earned an associate degree from LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, certification in property management from the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Registered in Apartment Management certification, recognized by HUD and many state housing programs, from the National Associated Builders and Owners.
As a single parent, she raised two daughters who both earned a degree from a state university.