Meet our team

Dallas Neighbors for Housing is led by dedicated volunteers who care deeply about improving and increasing housing in our city. Leads organize meetings, events, and actions to achieve our mission to build a welcoming city where everyone has an affordable place to live that is close to the things they need.

Chapter Leads:

Founders: D'Andrala Alexander & Adam Lamont

Dallas Neighbors for Housing was started by a husband and wife duo!

D'Andrala (DeDe) Alexander is a Licensed Professional Counselor and executive at mental health startup. DeDe's story is a prime example of how good housing policy works. She purchased her first home with the assistance of the Dallas Mortgage Assistance Progam (MAP) and Neighborhood Lift Downpayment Assistance Program. Additionally, DeDe spent a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Habitat for Humanity (Collin county). Her priorities are: creating more paths to homeownership and a housing first approach to address homelessness.

Adam Lamont is a middle school math teacher and coach in DISD. He is originally from the Boston area and moved to Dallas in 2017 to work on Colin Allred's Congressional campaign. He was motivated to start the Dallas chapter after witnessing public meetings in the neighborhood near his school. His priorities are: increased housing density, better tenant protections, and making Dallas less car-dependent.

Hosanna Yemiru

Hosanna Yemiru is a member of the DART board. As a renter and former city council candidate, she advocates for housing policy with all residents of Dallas in mind.

Chris Robles

Chris Robles is the data coordinator for Workers Defense Project. His goal is for more multigenerational families to live together or close to each other in Dallas.