Jacky Morales-Ferrand currently serves as the Director of the Housing Department for the City of San José, California. She has more than twenty-nine years of experience in affordable housing and community development, including program implementation and policy development in the public, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors. Jacky is responsible for overseeing the Housing Department which has helped to create over 19,100 new and newly-affordable apartments and homes. Jacky is currently leading several "Housing First" efforts to respond to homelessness in San José including increasing the production of permanent supportive housing, increasing coordination among stakeholders, and exploring new ways to deploy low cost interim housing. Recently, Jacky led the effort to strengthen tenant protections by implementing a just cause ordinance and by protecting tenants in rent stabilized apartments from unreasonable rent increases. Another notable achievement was the June 2015 ruling of the California Supreme Court upholding San José's Inclusionary Housing Ordinance which Jacky led and developed through an extensive community process. Jacky is on the Board of Destination: Home, a public/private partnership to end homelessness in Santa Clara County and on the Board of Directors for the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California and the California Housing Consortium. She is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Silicon Valley. She was recently selected to be on the San José team that is joining the PolicyLink All-Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network. Jacky hold's a bachelor's degree in American Studies and a Master's of Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Jacky loves dancing to New Orleans funk and you will likely find her at a concert on the rail.