Linda Davis-Demas, Senior Director of Housing

Linda Davis-Demas is the Senior Director of Housing for BALANCE. She is a solution oriented experienced bilingual trainer, housing leader and collaborator. Linda is responsible for all housing counseling programs, the management of housing grants, and the oversight of BALANCE’s National Affiliate Housing Counseling Network. Linda has more than a decade of experience in grants, regulatory compliance, training, quality control, financial coaching and counseling.

Prior to joining BALANCE in November 2017, Linda served as Director of Client Experience, Training and Federal Grants for the national HUD intermediary of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), Director of Quality Control and Compliance at HPF and Director of Housing at CCCS of Greater Dallas. During her tenure with HPF, she managed all Housing Grants, a network of over 400 counselors and coaches, and national counseling network. Over the last fifteen years she has served as an advocate for underserved communities, particularly the Hispanic community.

As a leader in the housing counseling community, she has intimately been involved with fair housing, fair lending and consumer protection issues. Linda co-chairs the Office of Housing Counseling for the Intermediary Coalition, co-chairs DFW Housing Counseling Partnership, and has served on the Leadership committee for the Texas Housing Counseling Task Force, National Foreclosure Prevention Task Force as well as Florida State University Alumni, North Texas Seminole Club. She is a certified housing counselor, trainer, and coach. In 2014, she was awarded the Torch award from the National Urban League for her service to the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

Linda holds a BS in Psychology from Florida State University and is currently working on her MBA. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and the beach.