Shauna M. Sorrells is the Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC). She joined the Commission in January 2016. In this role, she leads overarching federal, state and local legislative issues, public affairs, community partnerships and special initiatives including the agency’s non-profit organization, the Housing Opportunities Community Partners.
Prior to joining HOC, she served as the Director of the Office of Public Housing Programs with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Overseeing the nation’s oldest subsidized housing program, providing nearly $5 billion for the day-to-day operations of 1.1 million public housing units across the country. Ms. Sorrells provided leadership for HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, converting nearly 85,000 public housing units to project-based Section 8 contracts.
Ms. Sorrells has a Masters in Public Policy from the George Washington University and has completed all requirements towards a doctoral degree (ABD). She earned her B.S. Sociology from the University of Missouri.