Thais is the Director of Economic Opportunity at the Somerville Community Corporation, having returned to the organization after serving as Program Manager at Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s Homeownership Department from 2014 to 2015. Thais manages the Asset Building programmatic offerings, which she created and expanded at SCC between 2006 and 2014.
These include a robust First-Time Homebuyer Program that offers one in-person seminar per month, a Financial Education Program, and an Individual Development Account Program. She also oversees SCC’s workforce development and career services efforts, including the innovative First Source Program. When she’s not at SCC, Thais can most often be found behind a camera taking photos of her two children.