Joni is a Staff Attorney and key member of HomeBase’s HUD technical assistance (TA) team. She provides direct TA to Continuums of Care and grant recipients nationwide through training sessions and through HUD’s Regional TA Team. Joni has been with HomeBase since 2007, and has developed a strong background covering a number of federal and California funding streams for affordable and special needs housing. Joni currently focuses on the following topical areas: data-driven performance evaluation, system mapping, financial and grant management, agency capacity building, strategic planning, and zoning/planning analysis. Joni is a southern California native who loves Mexican food, running after her two munchkins, sourcing the best chocolate chip cookies, and traveling. She has a B.S. (Business Administration) and B.A. (International Relations) from the University of Southern California, and a J.D. from Fordham University’s School of Law. She is a member of the State Bars of California and New York.