Natasha L Wright, Esq. is the Director of Housing Services at Project Hope. Natasha recently returned after being gone for two years, during which she focused on a private legal practice that provided court appointed counsel services to families involved with the Department of Children and Families and defending adult individuals in mental health commitment and guardianship hearings. Natasha began her career in housing services in 2007, through participation in the first Housing Court eviction study done by Project Hope in collaboration with One Family, Inc. Shortly after, Natasha came to work for Project Hope as a Housing Preservation Case Manager where she helped families avert housing crisis by providing eviction prevention services which included resource referrals, landlord negotiation, and education through tenant’s rights and responsibility workshops and utility advocacy workshops. Natasha then moved to the position of Housing Coordinator where she continued many of the duties that she engaged in as a Housing Preservation Case Manager but also took part in the process of helping families move from shelter to permanent housing, tracking funding resources available to our families through various grants, and supervision of the housing search and services staff.