Neli Vazquez Rowland is the Co-Founder & President of A Safe Haven Foundation. Founded in 1994, ASHF is an award winning, innovative, vertically integrated eco-system, social and economic development model addressing and solving poverty and homelessness for America’s most vulnerable populations. ASHF, is frequently lauded as a National scalable model for integrating disciplines of social services and business enterprise and real estate investment into affordable housing in at risk communities. Neli is often called upon as to serve as a subject matter expert speaker on issues pertaining to poverty and homelessness. As both a keynote speaker and high-level panelist, she has addressed experts in various government, academic, and business forums. She is a frequent guest on local, national, and international media outlets, where she speaks about ASHF’s achievements and shares lessons learned as to how to best address poverty particularly amongst veterans, mothers with children, youth and re-entry populations.
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