David Dirks is a staunch advocate for racial and economic justice issues with technical knowledge of federal homelessness programs, from compliance to system and program design. David serves as Directing Attorney on Homebase’s Federal HUD technical assistance team, providing trainings, technical assistance, and support in evaluating and addressing community needs and goals according to evidence-based best practices to address homelessness. He also serves as the Strategy Lead for the Racial Equity Action and Coordination Team and serves on the national HUD Equity TA Committee. David holds expertise in a wide range of housing programs and funding sources and is a skilled facilitator, bringing together communities and cross-sector stakeholders to build consensus around strategic approaches to equitably address homelessness. David also serves as a volunteer attorney with the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, providing legal counsel to clients through the Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day program and the Consumer Protection Project. David is a native of Los Angeles, CA, and holds a BS in Business Marketing from Grambling State University of Louisiana and a JD from Howard University School of Law.