Stephanie Allen is a real estate development professional with a particular focus on equitable city-building. She started her career in development in Kelowna in 2002 after graduating with a degree in Business Administration and worked for market developers in BC, Arizona, and Alberta. In 2011 she joined BC Housing where she spent six years delivering provincially-owned housing affordable housing projects in partnership with municipalities, First Nations, and non-profit groups across BC. Most recently Stephanie was the VP of Project Planning & Partnerships at Catalyst Community Developments Society and in April 2019 she rejoined BC Housing in the role of AVP Strategic Business Operations & Performance.
Stephanie is a founding board member of Hogan’s Alley Society, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance political, economic, and social opportunities for people of African descent. The focus of this work centres on the development of a non-profit community land trust in Vancouver’s Northeast False Creek Neighbourhood that will include over 500 rental homes, commercial spaces, and an African Canadian cultural centre. Most recently, Hogan's Alley Society has partnered with PHS Community Services Society, BC Housing, and the City of Vancouver to deliver 52 supportive housing units that prioritizes Black and Indigenous peoples who are over-represented in the homeless population.
Stephanie completed a master’s degree in Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University in June 2019 which analyzes on urban planning and municipal policy through a social justice framework especially as it relates to racialized and marginalized communities. She also serves on the City of Vancouver’s Poverty Action Advisory Committee.