City of Kansas City, MO - Housing and Community Development Department
L’EON ROMANAZZI is passionate about assisting limited income individuals and families to become financially stable and to build wealth through homeownership. She gained knowledge of all aspects of mortgage lending over her 14-year career in retail mortgage lending. She then transitioned into the non-profit arena working first as a Mortgage Loan Supervisor for a local credit union, then moving to Self-Help Enterprises where she expanded her knowledge of grant programs, community development and, most recently, Housing Counseling and Education. She has 15 years of experience working with low-income individuals and families in their pursuit of financial stability and homeownership. Léon’s greatest strengths are relationship building and program creation. Léon earned a Master of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics from Saint Mary’s of Minnesota in 2020.
For many Americans, the dream of owning a home – often considered the best way to build wealth in this country – is increasingly out of reach and unaffordable. In Kansas City, for many residents, this is the reality. To adapt its housing and homeownership portfolio and better empower residents to become new homeowners, Kansas City will partner with FUSE Corps to design and institutionalize an action-oriented strategic plan for homeownership in the city.