Samantha Batko

Director, Homelessness Research Institute
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Washington, DC , US

Samantha Batko, Director of the Homelessness Research Institute, leads the research arm of the Alliance. In that role, she authors and oversees the publication of reports and research briefs as well as co-chairs the Alliance’s Research Council. Prior to this position, Ms. Batko focused on crafting policy and identifying promising programs that end homelessness for unaccompanied youth and young parents as a member of the Alliance’s policy team. She also served as the Alliance’s lead staff person on issues affecting survivors of domestic violence. She has previous experience helping state and local governments, communities, and nonprofits design and implement rapid re-housing/Housing First systems and programs. Ms. Batko joined the Alliance in February 2006 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Psychology.

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