Melissa Bondi has more than 20 years’ experience as a professional policy expert and community leader on governance, public policy, and civic engagement in the Metropolitan Washington DC region. With diverse credentials in housing and human services, sustainability, and development, Melissa has led coalitions, formal review processes, and community organizing to achieve consensus with lawmakers and stakeholders on a wide variety of local and regional issues.
She is recognized for her expertise on nonprofit public policy, advocacy, and management, specializing in community development and the needs of vulnerable and low-income populations. She has led initiatives on local, state and federal budget, housing, urban planning, and community development, with special emphasis on housing affordability and access to opportunity.
Currently, Melissa serves as the lead State and Local Policy consultant to Enterprise Community Partners. In this position she analyzes housing policy initiatives, promotes best practices, and directs coalitions and campaigns for context-sensitive, tailored solutions to preserve and create housing that is affordable to individuals and families. Major projects include the Housing Leaders Group of Greater Washington, and the Roadmap initiative of the 2030 Group; Leadership Greater Washington’s Thought Leadership series on housing affordability; and numerous local and regional initiatives and campaigns across The District, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
As a volunteer, Melissa serves as co-chair of Arlington County, VA’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and Continuum of Care; she is a Board member of the Virginia Housing Alliance and the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance.