It takes more than an individual’s hard work to succeed. We all need tools – like housing, education, a living wage – and compassion, to help us along the road to success. KCHA’s Southwest Regional Manager of Resident Services, Debra Grant, offers both in spades. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of Washington and more than 30 years of experience in human services in King and Pierce counties, Debra is a resource par excellence when it comes to helping people fulfill their potential. Her background includes providing direct assistance to individuals and families in need, as well as managing programs. She’s overseen transitional housing and permanent supportive housing programs that assist homeless families and chronically homeless individuals. She has also served as the director of Emergency Service Centers providing food, financial and energy assistance, and housing. Debra was attracted to KCHA because it focuses on helping people maintain and thrive in their housing. She believes that housing is a fundamental human right. “Helping people be successful and maintain this limited resource is something that I am passionate about,” she said. “I also love working with people and training staff to be impactful and supportive of those that we serve. I hope to be at KCHA for many more years.” Debra comes from a large family with nine brothers and sisters. She’s raised her two daughters in King County.