Ava Pipitone is a serial entrepreneur and founder of HostHome, a platform designed to stop homelessness before it happens. HostHome helps tenants navigate innovations in rental markets with assistance from nonprofit partners, marrying under-utilized housing supply with demand via public-private partnerships. In this talk, Ava tells the origin story of HostHome, and outlines future collaborations they are cultivating. Ava Pipitone builds tools to scaffold the imaginations of others. She serves as the Co-founder and CEO of HostHome Benefit Corp., the Leadership Consultant with The Baltimore Transgender Alliance, the Board Secretary of the GLCCB, and a diversity and inclusion consultant with Circles of Voices. Ava invites authentic community healing through the her words and equitable organization designs. Housing LGBT folx, building collective worker power, and organizing the transgender community are the fruits of her labor.