Mitch comes to SFHDC with a strong background in affordable housing, economics, campaigns, and public policy. He is passionate about tackling economic and racial inequality and using data to make more accurate models of the real world. Mitch has two main roles at SFHDC: 1) evaluating SFHDC's impact on the lives of residents, financial empowerment clients, and the community and 2) advocating for policy changes to improve the lives of SFHDC’s clients and increase the affordability of housing in San Francisco. He previously worked in affordable housing policy and advocacy at SV@Home, where he helped win approvals for thousands of homes, secure critical renter protections during COVID, and inform and involve the South Bay community. Before that, he worked with a variety of Bay Area organizations including Benetech, 50+1 Strategies, Clinic by the Bay, and Global Citizen Year. Mitch is a born and raised San Franciscan and holds BAs in Economics and International and Global Studies from Brandeis University.
- If you are behind on your rent due to COVID-19, apply for rental assistance at HousingIsKey.com
- See which housing bills passed or didn't pass in the state legislature in 2021: https://alfredtwu.medium.com/2021-california-housing-legislation-highlights-de42073deebd
- Gimme Shelter is an excellent podcast to stay aware of what's happening with housing policy in California: https://calmatters.org/category/multimedia/podcasts/gimme-shelter/