Director, Neighborhood Strategy and Planning
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
Deborah Moore became Director of Neighborhood Strategy and Planning in October of 2010. A long time asset to the organization, Ms. Moore first began serving NHS in 1996 as Director of the West Englewood office, and became Director of the Auburn Gresham/Englewood Office in 2000. As the Director of Neighborhood Strategy and Planning, Moore directs and develops neighborhood program resources and oversees the staff for the six partnership initiatives (Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, North Lawndale, West Humboldt and Woodlawn). Additionally, she administers the implementation of both national and local community development initiatives in the neighborhoods, including NHS’ involvement in the City of Chicago’s Micro-Market Recovery Program and in various NeighborWorks® programs. Her role also includes orchestrating the beneficial relationships between the Neighborhood Strategy office and other programs and divisions within the organization. Deborah values local and resident partnerships as a necessary tool in neighborhood revitalization and community engagement evidenced through implementation of successful initiatives resulting in new homeowners, vacant buildings reclaimed and model blocks. Ms. Moore was awarded the Community Hero Award by the Greater Auburn Gresham Community Development Corporation’s New Community’s Program in 2007 for her innovative work in and continued commitment to the Auburn Gresham community. She received her Master’s degree in Human Services Administration, with a curricular concentration in Affordable Housing Development at Spertus College.