Practice Area Lead
Leslie Leitch is the Practice Area Lead for Operations in The Cloudburst Group’s Housing and Community Development practice area. Ms. Leitch provide program administration and grants management for all HUD-funded technical assistance Cooperative Agreements. In addition, Ms. Leitch provides direct technical assistance on the design, implementation, and compliance of these federal programs to state and local grantees.
Ms. Leitch has over 20 years of housing and community development experience working with federal, state, and local governments and nonprofit organizations, in the effective implementation of housing and supportive service resources. She provides training and technical assistance based in adult learning theories and techniques on a variety of subject including affordable housing design and development, special needs housing for homeless, HIV+ individuals and families, and homeless youth, grants management and regulation compliance, and effective implementation structure and strategies. Her responsibilities have included the coordination of national conferences, regional problem solving clinics, and local training; development of policy and procedures manuals; coordination of software User Acceptance Tracking and the development of User Guides; and program and systems process mapping. She is an accomplished trainer in both the design and conducting of engaging and interactive outcome-based learning and expert in establishing operational protocols for grants management.
In Her Own Words
“Building the capacity of individuals to assess community needs and the skills to design programs that respond to those needs is critical to the stabilization and growth of a neighborhood and its residents.”