Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2009
    This description of Tanya Tull's work was prepared when Tanya Tull was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
    For over 20 years, Tanya Tull has transformed the homeless services system for families with children through her "Housing First" approach, which she pioneered in Los Angeles, CA, in the late 1980s. This innovative approach views homelessness fundamentally as an affordable housing issue, and thus prioritizes assisting homeless families to access permanent housing as quickly as possible. Tanya has successfully championed the adoption of this model in communities across America. Her groundbreaking work has also included the development of affordable housing and Neighborhood Resource Centers in South Central Los Angeles.
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