Housing Forward appoints Sarah Kahn to President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Kahn brings over 20 years of experience in homeless services in the US and around the world, a proven track record of leading data-informed strategies that work in Dallas and Collin Counties, and a passion for serving neighbors experiencing homelessness.


DALLAS, TX – Housing Forward today announced that interim Chief Executive Officer Sarah Kahn has been named President and CEO to lead in the development and implementation of an effective homeless response system to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Dallas and Collin Counties. 


Kahn rose to the position having served as the organization’s chief program officer since 2021, where she led work with All Neighbors Coalition, a collective of over 140 organizations working in collaboration to solve homelessness in Dallas and Collin counties.


Peter Brodsky, Housing Forward Chairman said, “In her time with Housing Forward, Sarah Kahn has built a proven track record of success with her expertise, problem-solving skills and partnership with leaders across Dallas and Collin Counties working to reduce homelessness. She has the respect of Housing Forward staff and All Neighbors Coalition. Her key accomplishments include leading programmatic changes that helped reduce unsheltered homelessness last year by 14% and reduced chronic homelessness by 32%, despite national trends She has the full support and confidence of the Board and we are thrilled she has agreed to step into the CEO role.


Sarah Kahn, Housing Forward President and Chief Executive Officer said, “The work we’ve done at Housing Forward is one of the most important experiences of my career. It’s a privilege to work with incredible community partners all laser focused on reducing homelessness. Together we’ve redesigned our approach to tackling homelessness by drawing on evidence-based strategies and focusing on racial equity. We all have a role to play, we’re leaning into our strengths, and housing more people than ever before. My priority is to keep working on behalf of All Neighbors Coalition to reduce homelessness by bringing partners together around solutions, securing additional resources, and advancing racial equity throughout the rehousing system.”


About Housing Forward: Housing Forward, founded in 2002, is the backbone agency supporting the homeless rehousing systems of Dallas and Collin Counties. Together with the All Neighbors Coalition, a collective of over 140 organizations working in collaboration to solve homelessness in these counties redesigned its approach to tackling homelessness, drawing on evidence-based strategies resulting in a 160% increase in housing placements over the last few years (2019 – 2023), 14% reduction in unsheltered homelessness (2022 – 2023) and 32% reduction in chronic homelessness (2022-2023). housingforwardntx.org

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