Alissa Shelton is the Senior Program Manager with the Community and Economic Development department at Detroit Future City (DFC). In this role, Alissa supports program development and implementation, including managing the Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact, a cross-sector initiative to expand the availability of quality, affordable housing in Detroit neighborhoods.
Alissa has extensive experience in community development. Before joining DFC, Alissa was the Executive Director of Brick + Beam Detroit, where she worked to grow capacity and community around home repair and building rehabilitation. She also served as the Director of Training for Incremental Development Alliance and is the owner and program curator of Bank Suey, a community space in Hamtramck focused on how communities use main street spaces, exploring layered uses and curated programming.
Alissa has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University. She is a licensed builder in the state of Michigan, a 2021 German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellow, and a 2017 Salzburg Global Fellow (Young Cultural Innovator seminar).