With over 30 years of experience in public housing administration, Sharon Shore is the founder and current Director of the AHCCCS Housing Program for HOM. Sharon founded the company in 1994, after having served in multiple roles in housing administration as the Executive Director of the Casper Housing Authority (Wyoming) and the City of Scottsdale Housing Agency, and serving as Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator of HUD in Denver. As Sharon became more involved in the housing sector in Phoenix, she saw the need for a competent provider of housing assistance for people with serious mental illness experiencing homelessness, and HOM was founded. In 2005, after a decade of growing a solid business, Sharon sold HOM to her son and President and CEO, Michael Shore, for other entrepreneurial pursuits, returning in 2011 to assist with special projects. From March 2015 to March 2023 Sharon served as CPO, overseeing HOM’s housing assistance programs. For her dedicated work to our most vulnerable populations, she has received numerous awards and recognition, including the “Most Improved PHA in the Nation” award from HUD; “Woman of the Year” from the Valley YWCA; “Entrepreneurial Excellence” by Working Woman Magazine; and the “Lifetime Achievement” award from the Arizona Housing Coalition in 2018.