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Shonterria Charleston

Director, Training and Assistance
Housing Assistance Council


Shonterria oversees HAC’s Training and Technical Assistance Division. This includes managing HAC’s Special Programs, to include its Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI), Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans (AHRV) Initiative, the Native American and Alaska Native Initiative and board oversight and coordination of its training activities to include the Rural Housing Conference. Prior to this position, Shonterria served as HAC’s AHRV and RCDI Program and Training Manager, providing program oversight of HAC’s Rural Veterans Initiative, its Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) and training activities, as well as a providing technical assistance on organizational capacity building, nonprofit governance, management, development, strategic planning, and transformation related to an array of programs including HOME, single-family housing development, and HUD's Section 202 and 811 supportive housing programs.


Shonterria is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces (ARMY-Active Component); she holds a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University, a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University, is HUD HOME Program-Regulations certified, and is recognized as a HUD Energy Champion.