Elaine Vilorio
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Community Solutions, Research and Impact Coordinator

Elaine Vilorio is the Research and Impact Coordinator for the Data Team at Community Solutions, a non-profit that supports communities in ending, and sustaining an end, to homelessness. She analyzes qualitative and quantitative data to consistently inform decisions. Previously, Elaine served as a San Francisco Fellow for HOPE SF, an anti-displacement public housing transformation initiative run out of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office. On Friday afternoons, Elaine volunteers at Causa Justa :: Just Cause’s Tenants’ Rights Clinic in the Mission, where she has the honor of learning from and helping mostly Spanish-speaking tenants fight landlord offenses. She is a proud 2017 graduate of Amherst College, having double majored in Black Studies and Latin American and Latinx Studies.

Elaine is passionate about ending, once and for all, socio-economic inequality, particularly for and with members from her community: black and Latinx people. After immigrating to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic at the age of six, Elaine grew up in Section 8 housing in a predominantly Dominican neighborhood in Hackensack, New Jersey. Her personal experiences, as much as her degrees and jobs, enrich any work she’s involved in. Elaine feels grateful for the village of people that make it possible for her to do anything. She loves well-seasoned food and a good beat.