Special Needs Assistance Specialist
U. S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Fran Ledger works for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS).  Her work is focused on homeless data policies, initiatives, and technical resources that support stakeholders in understanding the nature of homelessness, community efforts, and resource investments to prevent and end homelessness.  Ms. Ledger is a subject matter expert in Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) and a lead in Disaster Recovery for SNAPS.  She also serves as a Desk Officer for the State of New Jersey.  Before coming to HUD, Ms. Ledger spent 17 years in the social services field, advocating and providing direct assistance to individuals and families, responding to communities in crisis, and building information technology solutions for local governments, foundations, and non-profit organizations, both nationally and internationally.