Britney Mclean | Family Permanent Supportive Housing Manager & Housing Quality Standards Specialist

Britney has shared her skills and knowledge with Everyone Home DC for more than six years. She is currently the manager of our Family Permanent Supportive Housing program and ADA Accessible Shelter Units. Britney’s team collaborates with families in our Permanent Supportive Housing program who receive subsidized housing and intensive case management, regular home visits, and workshops designed to support and maintain long-term stability. Her team also assists families living in ADA Accessible Shelter Units as they transition into permanent housing. Britney attended Trinity Washington University and has a bachelor’s degree in Human Relations and a  minor in  Education.  Learn a little more about Britney, through her own words:

Describe working at Everyone Home DC in 3 words or less.
BM: Working at Everyone Home DC is challenging, rewarding, and fun

What three traits define you professionally?
BM: Determined, Persistent, and Transparent 

What has been one of your most significant accomplishments working at Everyone Home DC?
BM: My most significant accomplishment while working at Everyone Home DC is becoming a certified Housing Quality Standards Specialist. I saw a need in the agency and pursued taking the course and exam so that our clients would be able to have an advocate that could inspect their homes and ensure that every unit is safe, stable, and habitable. 

What keeps you motivated to come to work every day?
BM: Seeing my clients in continuous need motivates me to come to work every day. Our clients are consistently discriminated against and counted out; I come to work every day to change that. I advocate for them and teach them how to advocate for themselves so that they can hopefully have the life that they always wished they would have.

On a Sunday morning, you will find me…
BM: In the kitchen enjoying a big breakfast with my fiance’ and son

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 
BM: Pay off student loans!

What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
BM: Picnic in the park

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
BM: I would tell my 13-year-old self to slow down and live at your own pace. Everyone has their own race to run.

What is your favorite thing to do in Washington, D.C.?
BM: My favorite activity is exploring museums and contemporary art and sculpture galleries.  

What is your favorite D.C. restaurant?
BM: China Chilcano

What is the last thing you watched on Netflix (and enjoyed)?
BM: I recently binged “How to Get Away with Murder.” I love mysteries and shows/movies that have a twist for endings that you never see coming.

What is your favorite quote?
BM: My favorite quote is not a quote but a bible verse. “The pain that you are feeling now can not compare to the joy that is coming” Romans 8:18