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 Financial Recovery Presentation {VIEW}



Financial Education & Housing Counseling Volunteer Coordinator
HUD Certified Counselor  | Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince William

Master Financial Educator Volunteer
Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince William

Presented and Moderated by:
LPW Class of 2021 Members:
Heather Causseaux Monae Nickerson  |  Mollie Rosenburg  |  Lydia Teutsch  |  Amani Walker

This series of Community Conversations was funded by a grant from the “Build Back — Dream Forward: COVID-19 Response Fund” from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.

Featured Talking Points:

  • Strategies and tips for eliminating debt;
  • Improving your credit score;
  • Budgeting;
  • What to do when you can’t pay your bills;
  • Understanding credit; 
  • Foundations of a budget



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Regina Pinckney Presentation {VIEW}

Flor Salvador Presentation {VIEW}

Featured Talking Points:
  • Affordable home buying programs to help you purchase a new home — or keep the one that you already own.
  • Financing options as well as resources to prevent foreclosures. 



To view the recording CLICK HERE  // View the PPT Presentation by the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance.


CASANDRA C. MONROE | Housing Chair, Prince William County NAACP

Casandra Monroe has served as the Housing Chair for Prince William NAACP since early 2016. The Prince William branch is one of over 2,200 branches and units of the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. The organization’s mission is to secure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. As the Housing Chair, Ms. Monroe works to: address housing discrimination issues; increase home ownership by African Americans and people of color by providing resources on all aspects of the home buying process to individuals in the community through face-to-face forums and webinars; educate individuals regarding protections from eviction and rental, homeowner and utility assistance programs; collaborate with other branches on Fair Housing initiatives; promote work-force and affordable housing programs and engender support for legislation to increase and preserve housing resources to meet the current and future needs of Virginians with a special emphasis low-income individuals, seniors and the disabled.

Ms. Monroe holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

MICHELLE MCDONOUGH WINTERS | Executive Director of the Alliance for Housing Solutions

Michelle Winters is Executive Director of the Alliance for Housing Solutions, a nonprofit organization that is working to increase the supply of affordable housing in Arlington and Northern Virginia through public education, policy development, advocacy and innovation. Prior to joining AHS, Michelle worked for two decades at the national level on housing finance, policy, and capacity building initiatives. She served as a visiting fellow for housing at the Urban Land Institute and held positions at Neighbor Works America, LISC, and Fannie Mae. Michelle has served as a member and chair of Arlington’s Housing Commission and currently serves on the boards of Housing Forward Virginia, the Lee Highway Alliance and the Virginia Statewide Community Land Trust. She received her BA in Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech and her Master in City Planning from MIT.

PATRICIA JOHANSON | Executive Director, Good Shepherd Housing Foundation

As the Executive Director, Patricia has provided leadership, commitment, and hands-on management to the Nonprofit organization since July 2012. She supports their mission is to provide housing to individuals and families with low and limited income and individuals and families who struggle with mental illness. Patricia served as Homeless Services Coordinator for Prince William County’s Winter Shelter from 2000-2012. She was responsible for Administration and supervision of homeless programs. Some of her other duties included preparing annual HUD grant applications and monitoring of all HUD funded homeless programs. She served as Executive Director for several organizations such as 1980-1990 at Ronald McDonald House), 1990-2000 at CPAC Housing) and as Assistant Director for the Violence Program of Greater New Haven. She has been an active member of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Committee from 2000- Present where she held the position as Chair from 2014-2016. She has served as a United Way Representative, CASA Committee member and FSS Program Contributor.

Patricia is committed to provide permanent housing support to low-income families in the PWC area, while continuing to provide vision and leadership for the organization, clearly displaying a servant’s heart. She loves being a grandmother to her grandchildren and spending time with them.

NORA DALY, MPH, MSW | Director of Programs & Community Engagement Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance

Nora Daly joined the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance (NVAHA) as Director of Programs and Community Engagement in February 2020. Nora leverages her communications, research and data analytic capabilities to support NVAHA’s mission to promote healthy, sustainable and equitable communities that meet the diverse housing needs of Northern Virginia residents. Nora manages the Northern Virginia Eviction Prevention and Housing Stability Toolkit and Tenant Supplement. In 2020, she oversaw NVAHA’s COVID-19 Impact Research Initiative, a series of three surveys assessing the impact of the pandemic on non-profit housing providers, and a supplemental survey focused on landlords of small, market affordable properties.

Prior to joining NVAHA, Nora earned dual master’s degrees in social work and public health from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). While in graduate school, Nora completed social work internships with the non-profit organizations Peter Paul and Greater Richmond Fit4Kids. She also held positions as Communications Coordinator for the global health non-profit, Health Volunteers Overseas, and as a Graduate Assistant for the VCU Globe global education program. Nora received the VCU School of Social Work Field Impact Award for her work with Fit4Kids in April 2017, and the VCU Emerging Leaders in Interprofessionalism Recognition Award in January 2019.

Nora is an Arlington native. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at New York University. In addition to her graduate degrees, she holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Non-profit Management from the VCU L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

DR. ANDREA WILSON | Social Services Advisory Board

With over 25 years of experience engaging, empowering and advocating for individuals and families from low-income communities, Dr. Wilson has demonstrated her conviction and commitment to being an effective Agent of Change. She is a visionary who is intuitive and possesses keen insight into some of the most pressing social and educational issues.

Dr. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and both a Masters of Education and Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wilson’s research explored the counter-narratives of youth who formerly resided in Chicago’s infamous Robert Taylor Homes, but were forced to relocate after the development, along with other Chicago Public Housing properties were demolished, and the surrounding communities underwent gentrification. She examined the impact that displacement and resettlement into vastly different (more rural and/or suburban) communities and schools had on each young person while they were in middle and high school as well as several years later as they navigated life in their 20’s.

Dr. Wilson accepted her call to action and is taking her wealth of expertise gained from her research, professional roles and being on the ground with families and children who faced countless economic barriers and is putting it all into action through promoting policy & programmatic change. She is dedicated to working with leaders (local, state & national), nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, corporations, faith institutions, and other entities that serve and advocate for individuals and families facing barriers in the areas of housing, education, employment, health and/or economic mobility. Dr. Wilson’s primary goals are to:

  • Influence the dismantling of systemic racism and its manifestation in our nation’s policies, practices, processes and programs.
  • Address persistent economic disparities and generational poverty continually experienced by “certain” individuals, families and communities.
  • Address the intersection of economic, housing, educational, health, and justice-related disparities and its impact on the individuals, families and communities who are most vulnerable.

Dr. Wilson is a committed public servant who volunteers in various capacities to help individuals and families facing economic and food insecurity and serves as an Election Officer in her county. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serves as a Board member for the ULEAD Institute and Prince William County’s Department of Social Services Advisory Board (representing the Occoquan District).


This series of Community Conversations was funded by a “Build Back — Dream Forward: COVID-19 Response Fund” from The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Build Back – Dream Forward is the next phase in the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia. Its purpose is to achieve economic mobility, promote racial justice and equity, and catalyze more inclusive systems of economic growth in Northern Virginia, particularly in local communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the virus and its fallouts.

Investments will target local anchor institutions to promote community conversations and provide mentoring, coaching and pitch services for minority business owners.