Haleigh Quinn

Hometown – Denver, CO
Undergrad – Stanford University | B.A. Public Policy, Minor in African & African American Studies
Current Occupation – National Housing Law Project
Title – Policy Analyst

Greatest Impact

My greatest impact to date was the planning and implementation of a congressional strategy to preserve HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program in the Senate Appropriations Bill. HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program is a program that funds legal aid providers who are administering free legal services to low-income tenants at risk of eviction. Through several interviews with previous grantees, outreach meetings with congressional members, and educational promotion of the program, my colleagues and I secured the Eviction Protection Grant Program within the Senate Appropriations Bill with $10 million more funding than was initially proposed in the President’s Budget. It was an honor and a privilege to use my talents to promote an essential resource for thousands of low-income tenants nationwide.

Bio

Haleigh Quinn is a public servant and advocate who has dedicated her career to ensuring that low-income people and communities nationwide have access to decent, safe, and affordable housing. As a Policy Analyst at the National Housing Law Project, Haleigh seeks to center tenant voices in federal housing policies by advocating on the hill for increased development of affordable and accessible housing and strengthened protections for tenants against unlawful evictions, unsuitable living conditions, and unregulated rent increases. 

Prior to joining the National Housing Law Project, Haleigh earned a B.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Urban and Regional Policy and a minor in African & African American Studies from Stanford University. During her time at Stanford, Haleigh immersed herself in the communities surrounding the university through volunteer work. Within her first few weeks, she took on a role as a classroom director at DreamCatchers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the opportunity gap for low-income students from East Palo Alto. Through working with these students, she became passionate about designing equitable and sustainable urban communities that address issues of housing accessibility, homelessness, transit equity, and public education at the state and federal levels.  Haleigh also explored political avenues of public service as the chair of the Associated Students of Stanford University’s Nominations Commission, working to ensure equitable and inclusive student representation on university committees. 

Upon graduating, Haleigh was awarded the prestigious John Gardner Fellowship for Public Service, which provides opportunities for recent Stanford graduates to invest their talent, energy, and training in public service at a nonprofit or governmental agency of their choosing. Haleigh chose to complete her fellowship with the National Housing Law Project, given the organization’s exceptional record of policy advocacy in the housing space.