Founded in 2007, Partners for Better Housing is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) housing development organization endeavoring to build quality workforce housing and facilitate upward mobility for modest and moderate-income families in Northwest Arkansas (NWA). Through the grassroots efforts of many community partners over the past 15 years, Partners is now proudly poised to scale our programs, leverage our development expertise, and champion effective housing policy to meaningfully address housing challenges in Northwest Arkansas.
We are committed to building thriving mixed-income communities while preparing families for long-term economic stability through our flagship Homeownership Program and Partners’ first neighborhood, The Homes at Willow Bend. Willow Bend is a mixed-income community that promotes homeownership for working-class families. New homes are currently under construction.
Monique became the organization's first full-time CEO in 2021; made possible by the generous support of the Walton Family Foundation. In her role as CEO, Monique is lending her knowledge of organizational development, housing and community redevelopment, and funding optimization to establish the professional administrative framework and grow the organization from a volunteer, grass-roots endeavor to a regional housing development entity. Prior to joining Partners, Monique held a variety of professional positions in the nonprofit and public sectors where she honed her community engagement, housing development and leadership skills. Housing is her passion, and she remains poised and committed to developing quality healthy communities for modest- and moderate-income households.
Tiffany's housing and development experience has helped create meaningful communities and housing opportunities for all. Through public advocacy, consensus building, lobbying, and community outreach, she facilitates conversations, advises and educates stakeholders to develop initiatives, and promote the adoption of transformative housing initiatives to improve and enrich our communities and region. She's skilled in organizational leadership, team management, land development, and cross-sectional communications.
Tenisha is an experienced community connector with a demonstrated history of working within the government administration industry and nonprofit sector. She's skilled in developing talent and leadership, effective in customer relations, creating, facilitating, and implementing programming, and strategic planning. She's a strong social services professional with a Master of Education (MEd,) and experience in public health, human relations, and organizational behavior management.
Our board consists of community leaders with expertise in banking, finance, community building, urban design, nonprofit leadership, sustainability and energy efficiency, social entrepreneurship, global education and diversity.