Maria Verdeja

- Graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work in 1988.  Over 30 years of experience in the field of social work

- Worked with vulnerable populations in the psychiatric field as a clinical social worker most of my career, many of whom were homeless or had significant anxiety related to housing insecurity.

- With Harris County Community Services Office of Social Services for 3 ½ years as Assistant Director

- Partnered with Judge Brown in creating the Eviction Prevention Program last year; is very interested in best practices around eviction prevention to decrease the incidence of eviction in our community.