Kris Kuntz, specializes in developing creative approaches to addressing homelessness and housing issues. In his role at LeSar Development Consultants he works with a variety of government entities and non-profits in California and nationally. Recent work includes serving as the policy advisor for the City of San Diego’s Select Committee on Homelessness, supporting planning and capacity building activities for cities throughout Los Angeles County, providing HUD technical assistance on Coordinated Entry to the Nashville CoC, and advising a large national health plan on homelessness and housing strategies. Prior to joining LDC, he worked at Father Joe’s Villages, a large non-profit homeless services provider in San Diego, and spent several years managing housing and social service programs, then supported the agency with planning and evaluation activities. He collected data and performed analysis on San Diego’s chronically homeless frequent user effort, Project 25, and worked with several Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to expand the program. In addition to his work in homelessness and housing, he helped create and supervise a graduate-level internship on homeless research at California State University San Marcos, and was an adjunct faculty member in the sociology department at San Diego City College.