Alayna Waldrum is a Legislative Representative for LeadingAge, an organization that represents not-for-profit long-term care providers of housing and services. She joined LeadingAge in 2004 and advocates on affordable senior housing issues before Congress and with federal agencies. In addition, she has served as the Director of LeadingAge DC, the newest state partner of LeadingAge, since 2012.
Prior to joining LeadingAge she was the Associate Director of Policy at the LeadingAge California, the LeadingAge state partner. There she represented non-profit affordable housing providers before the state legislature, local HUD offices, the tax credit allocation agency and with state regulatory agencies. She began her work in affordable housing in 1994 working with first time home buyer's program in Baltimore, Maryland, where she developed and conducted homebuyer education sessions for low-income, first-time buyers.
Alayna holds BA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a JD from the University of California, Davis. She resides in DC where she has served on the board of a local not-for-profit that provides affordable housing to families living with HIV/AIDS.