Emily Francis

Emily Francis

Board of Directors

Emily Francis is the Manager of Commercial Policy and Strategy for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) where she has served in several capacities since 2018. Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Spanish from Beloit College and a Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as more than a decade of work in related fields including real estate development of low-income housing and community organizing around housing issues.

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For over 30 years, Housing Initiatives has ended homelessness for more than 800 men, women, and veterans who suffer from a mental illness by providing them with a permanent home and supportive services to help them lead a healthier life.


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1110 Ruskin Street  –  Madison, WI 53704
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Anyone who is homeless, concerned about becoming homeless, or looking for a place to sleep for the evening should contact the Dane County Housing Resource line at (855) 510-2323.

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