Chancela Al-Mansour has been the Executive Director of one of the largest fair housing advocacy agencies in the country, the Housing Rights Center, since 2010. At the Housing Rights Center, she oversees the agency's 65 cases, on average, filed annually in federal court or referred to the state or federal administrative agencies and the agency's numerous contracts with federal, state and local governments to do their federally required fair housing compliance. Chancela worked at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County for 16 years as a staff attorney and Directing Attorney of the housing and consumer law unit and at the Western Center on Law and Poverty on a two year fellowship that focused on fair housing advocacy.
Chancela serves on the board of the Community Reinvestment Coalition and is an active member of the National Fair Housing Alliance and Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Vassar College and U.C. Davis School of Law.