Keynote Speaker

Angela Brookswebmain


Angela D. Brooks, FAICP, is an expert in housing development, policy, and implementation across private, public, and nonprofit sectors and passionate about access to housing for all. She is the Director of the Illinois office of the Corporation for Supportive Housing and the President of the American Planning Association. Angela currently serves on the Chicago BZA, the Illinois Affordable Housing Advisory Commission, and is co-chair of the national Housing Supply Accelerator. Brooks is a graduate of Jackson State University (B.A. in Urban Studies), and the University of New Orleans (Master of Urban and Regional Planning). She is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Jackson State University Alumni Association, and The Links. Angela is also a kidney donor and tireless advocate for increased minority organ donors.