Pilar Moya-Mancera



Pilar Moya-Mancera serves as Executive Director of Housing Help, Inc., a “tiny but mighty” not-for-profit HUD-Certified counseling agency in Greenlawn, NY, specializing in housing counseling, financial literacy counseling, and debt and credit education. In her role, Pilar has expanded the financial literacy education courses using her own curriculum in townships across Long Island, including those for recent New Americans and migrant workers in the East End. Working with local representatives, Pilar has advocated for increasing the amount of affordable housing available for the working poor, youth, disabled individuals, seniors and other at-risk populations.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Pilar launched various programs in partnership with local churches and community organizations to serve those in dire need, including seniors and those at risk of losing their homes. In collaboration with the Suffolk County Police Department and other local agencies, Pilar coordinated the delivery of 3,000 meals and Covid-19 precautionary supplies to local families.

Pilar has always been passionate and dedicated to helping her peers maximize their opportunities with financial literacy and debt/credit education, an approach she extends to her work in advocating for housing for all. Before her career at Housing Help, Pilar oversaw 20 volunteer debt counselors at Family Service League, a human service non-profit, in its highly successful Debt Counseling Program. She proudly serves her community as a bilingual Personal Finance Expert, a role she uses to help members of her community achieve financial and housing goals through education on budgeting, debt management skills, and housing options.

Pilar received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Finance from Baruch College and an associate’s degree in Applied Science – Business Management from LaGuardia Community College. She volunteers with many different organizations on Long Island, including the Suffolk County Hispanic Advisory Board, as a Steering Committee member of Huntington Township Housing Coalition, a Founder of Latinos Unidos de Long Island, and an Affordable Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board member. Pilar is a graduate of the 2010 Leadership Huntington Flagship Program and a graduate of the Parent Leadership Initiative of the Child Care Council of Suffolk. Pilar and her children live in Dix Hills.