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Ayanna Fortson

Director, Housing and Community Development
National Urban League


New York, NY

Ayanna Fortson is the Director for the National Urban League’s Housing and Community Development Division. Ayanna earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her master’s degree in urban planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Fortson joined NUL in 2006, and is responsible for grant writing, monitoring and implementing private and federal housing programs such as the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program. She also is currently appointed as a Council Member for NYC’s Housing Court Advisory Council, where she aids in the selection of housing court judges and assessing the state of NYC’s housing court system.