Laura Chaves is the Director of Community Housing and oversees all the voucher programs, service coordination, and compliance for the agency. She has more than 15 years of experience in social services, and has worked in housing and community services for over 10 years. Before coming to SHC Laura worked directly with local, state and federal government to further affordable housing policy and legislative initiatives. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration and holds a BS in Sociology and Pre-Law, with a Minor in Communications. Laura grew up in New Mexico and is a Proud UNM Alumni. She enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her family.