About the CEO

Rae Sanchez
Founder & CEO

Rae Sanchez is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Resilience Project (TRP). Mrs. Sanchez served as the Director of the HUD Continuum of Care (COC) for the state of Tennessee.

As CEO, Mrs. Sanchez will focus on engaging the United Way network of local organization into a continuum of care model focusing on local homelessness. She will strategically guide initiatives that helps rebuild individuals and communities. As the world is faced with economic challenges in a post-pandemic backdrop, she will execute a two generation, research driven, grace giving initiative for helping economically challenged individuals.

For 20 years, Mrs. Sanchez has been associated with poverty, advocacy, volunteerism, and leadership in the homeless arena. Now she takes this endeavor in excellence as CEO of the TRP. For the last 20 years, Rae has served in many leadership roles. In this capacity, Mrs. Sanchez led the conversation in poverty, by providing workshops and seminars. Mrs. Sanchez also built from the ground up a two-generation model focused on inequality and innovation in education, through strategic partnerships. Mrs. Sanchez joined Community Housing Partnership in 2019 as Director of the HUD COC.


  • Founder and CEO of Tennessee Resilience Project as of January 1, 2021
  • Board of Directors, Franklin Rotary at Breakfast
  • Board of Directors, Bridges Domestic Violence Center
  • Board of Directors, Secretary, Franklin Justice and Equity Coalition
  • Board of Directors, Franklin, Cool Springs YMCA
  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications from Wright State University and a Master’s degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix
  • Recognized by THDA in 2021 with the TN Best Director Award, for making the greatest impact in her area of expertise and to have shown to be instrumental in creating affordable housing opportunities for those in need