Joselyn Wilkinson
Arizona Housing Coalition

Statewide Capacity Building Director

From a Lived Experience to a Front-Line Worker to a System Level Change Agent.

Joselyn has been in the Homelessness and Housing Sector in Arizona for the last 8 years. 

As the Statewide Capacity Building Director for the Arizona Housing Coalition. She is overseeing 10 million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding to disperse to Housing and Homeless service providers across the state of Arizona.

Joselyn has sat on the frontlines of housing and homelessness and now is championing her work around Racial Equity and Housing Stability for the State. She currently sits as the Co-Chair for the Maricopa County Racial Equity Subcommittee for their Regional Continuum of Care. Joselyn has also been appointed to sit on Governor Katie Hobbs Council on Housing and Homelessness. 

As a passionate Leader she brings strategic and innovative thinking and planning to the table. As the Program Administrator for Arizona Department of Veteran Services my primary focus was addressing gaps/needs within the Veteran Homeless System. Through workgroup partnerships it was identified that Veterans needing a higher level of care were dying alone in the streets of Arizona. Working with the Local VA and the Arizona Housing Coalition she created Heroes Pathway to Hope A $150,000.00 pilot to house 15 High- Cost High-Need Veterans in 3 of Arizona’s VA Regions in Long Term Care Facilities. Due to the recyclable funds this pilot will move into a sustainable program funding source and avenue for aging homeless Veterans to utilize across the state of Arizona.

Recently Joselyn has graduated from the Arizona Leading for Change Fellowship. A Fellowship dedicated to Social and Economic Justice for Arizona. During her time with LFC she has built Legislation for rent Stabilization for Senior Citizens. Elected to by her class to be class speaker she had the opportunity to speak alongside Governor Hobbs who is also an alum of this Fellowship.

Fueled by her own struggles with housing insecurity, domestic violence and homelessness she is often asked to sit on panels and requested to testify at the Capitol and to speak and local and national conferences.