Sarah Gallagher is currently the NLIHC ERASE (End Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions) senior project director. In this role, Sarah works with NLIHC staff and with state and local partners to support efforts to ensure that the emergency rental assistance reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized renters it is intended to help.
Sarah comes to NLIHC with more than 25 years of experience advancing innovative, equitable housing and social service policy and programs at the local, state and national level with expertise in health and housing collaborations, cross systems data matching, interagency collaboration, homeless programs and reentry.
Prior to joining NLIHC, Sarah was the CSH eastern region managing director overseeing CSH’s training, lending, technical assistance, and systems change work throughout CSH’s eastern region states. Sarah also served as the CSH director of strategic initiatives and the director of CSH’s Connecticut program.
Sarah served as the first executive director of Journey Home, the local planning body for the Capitol Region Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, as the executive director for discharge planning at the New York City Department of Correction, where she oversaw the discharge planning programs on Rikers Island and worked with City agencies to overcome barriers people face when leaving jail, and as a housing case manager in Boston. Sarah holds a master’s degree in urban policy and management from the New School and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Connecticut.