Leslie Black-Plumeau (she/her) is VHFA’s Research and Community Relations Manager. Leslie has authored many reports pertaining to community, state and national housing needs and led the latest redesign of the Vermont Housing Data website. This continuously updated online resource now includes well-vetted indicators of the homes and people living in every Vermont town and the challenges they face. Leslie has 25 years of professional experience in program evaluation and public policy research in the areas of housing, human services, and community development. Although her work for the past 15 years has been focused on Vermont, Leslie has a broad understanding of housing issues and HUD programs as a result of her many years of experience in Washington, DC as a Congressional housing and community development program evaluator. She has a Public Policy Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany. She currently serves on the housing committees in both South Burlington and Winooski.