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Bailey deRouen

Director, Housing, Community Development & Infrastructure


Ms. deRouen serves as a director on Tidal Basin’s Housing, Community Development, and Infrastructure team. With over 10 years of community development and disaster management experience, Bailey has served state and local governments in developing and implementing community development, disaster recovery, and mitigation programs with a focus on resiliency. Through her work, she delivers sustainable, compliant, and resilient housing, buyout, economic revitalization, public services, infrastructure, and planning programs that prioritize low- and moderate-income households. With a deep and practical understanding of CDBG-DR regulations and years of experience implementing the programs with colleagues and different levels of public engagement, Bailey has collected a comprehensive inventory of best practices and applied solutions for performing outreach and engagement and for designing, standing up and running a program disaster recovery through closeout.  

Through her direct experience incorporating other federal funding sources into state and local recovery and mitigation efforts, as well as through her ability to effectively collaborate and find common ground with other federal partners and various levels of governance, Bailey helps states and local governments leverage their internal and cross-agency efforts, as well as other private and federal funding sources, such as disaster and mitigation funding from FEMA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Economic Development Administration. 

Bailey has a master’s degree in urban planning with a focus in mitigation from the University of New Orleans. She is a certified planner with a JD focused on environmental law from Loyola College of Law, New Orleans. 

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