Juliana Gonzalez-Crussi

Center for Changing Lives


Juliana Gonzalez-Crussi is an accomplished public service leader with a solid understanding of non-profits and the affordable housing industry. She holds appointed positions on the Illinois Housing Development Authority Trust Fund Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Council on Equity and Language Access Advisory Committee. She is the Executive Director of the Center for Changing Lives and former Director of Housing Counseling & Advocacy department at the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA).


Previously, she worked as Senior Policy Analyst on housing issues at the Latino Policy Forum, Senior Housing Research Analyst at the DePaul University Real Estate Center’s Institute for Housing Studies and as Director of Housing for the Illinois Migrant Council. Juliana also brings significant international experience as she has taught English as a second language in Mexico, France and China. Juliana serves as a board member for the Illinois Migrant Council and the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA). She received her B.A. in International Studies and a M.S. in International Public Service from DePaul University.