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Melissa Maddox-Evans

Class of 1988 - MKA

Melissa Maddox-Evans, Esq. is an affordable housing advocate and nonprofit leader. She is the current General Counsel for The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.  

She is a national speaker on affordable housing and fair housing laws, non-profit/corporate governance and is an advocate for domestic violence victims, disability and education issues. She has received several awards from housing, government industry groups and the South Carolina Bar for her leadership and advocacy. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her law degree from the University of Georgia. 

Ms. Maddox-Evans was recently selected to present a talk at TEDxCharleston entitled, “From Atrocity to Apology: A Path for Change” for her work with the Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative of Charleston. The Collaborative was formed after the Mother Emanuel tragedy to address systemic racism and inequities in the community. In her work with the Collaborative she led a project which resulted in the City of Charleston passing a formal apology resolution for its participation in the institution of slavery and other historical discriminatory practices, with a commitment to address the vestiges of slavery and build a more equitable society going forward.