Regional Director, Region III
Mid Atlantic Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD
Melody Taylor serves as the Regional Director for the Mid Atlantic Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She serves the region in implementing programs and policies in all matters relating to fair housing, economic opportunity, civil rights, and nondiscrimination in the implementation of HUD programs.
Melody’s training, contributions and commitment to fair housing span a period of 20 years. Melody has an expansive civil rights career working with non-profit, human rights state and federal agencies including her work in program and policy development, and strategic planning for private and government entities.
Melody continues to lead the region in making significant contributions to dismantling barriers to equal access to opportunity. Notably the region has negotiated agreements with States, localities and private industry to increase the supply of affordable housing in neighborhoods of opportunity, supported mobility counseling initiatives, significant policy changes to ensure that persons with disabilities have fair and equal access.