Team

Executive

MICHAEL SHORE
Chief Executive Officer

Direct: 602.507.6745

As a respected voice in the housing and homelessness sectors for over 25 years, Michael has been involved at all levels in advocating for increased funding and housing solutions to advance the work of ending homelessness in Arizona through housing. Michael served as Director of Operations from 2012-2014 for the 100,000 Homes Campaign, a sector-building movement which helped transform our national response to chronic homelessness. As an advocate and practitioner, he continues his involvement in national conversations on ending homelessness through affordable housing through speaking and consulting engagements across the country. Michael most recently co-founded and launched Padmission in 2019, a first of its kind web-based housing search platform which helps connect participants in housing programs with landlords and available units in their communities. Michael earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Arizona State University, has previously served on the boards of the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, Arizona NAHRO, and Solari Crisis & Human Services.

SHARON SHORE
Chief Programs Officer

Direct: 602.507.6746

With over 30 years of experience in public housing administration, Sharon Shore is the founder and current CPO of 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. Since March 2015, Sharon has 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.

BRIAN PETERSEN
Chief Operations Officer

Direct: 602.507.6729

As COO Brian Petersen is responsible for the oversight of day-to-day business operations and execution of HOM’s strategic goals. Celebrating his twentieth year with the company in October 2021, Brian began as a housing specialist, eventually finding his stride in business operations, and has gone on to help guide the company through significant growth in new partnerships and lines of business. In his current role as COO, Brian has provided leadership through strategic planning, financial management, and human resource development, which has been instrumental in HOM’s continued growth, and continues to advance the work of ending homelessness in Arizona through housing. Brian earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business in Administration from Ottawa University.