David Zisser serves as Associate Director at Housing California, where he oversees and coordinates the organization’s efforts to shape a new affordable housing and homelessness narrative, shift and build power through resident organizing and multi-sector coalitions and networks, and advance policy change. David is also Housing California’s lead on California’s Roadmap HOME 2030.
Prior to joining Housing California in August 2018, David worked for four years as a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Advocates, where he co-convened the Bay Area’s only regional equity coalition and led the organization’s housing justice advocacy in Oakland. David partnered with dozens of grassroots and policy organizations in local, regional, and statewide coalitions to advance affordable and supportive housing, fair housing, tenant protections, community benefits, and equitable transit and climate investments.
Previously, David worked for four years at the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC, as Counsel in the Fair Housing and Community Development Project, and served as a Housing Fellow at New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
David received a law degree from UC Hastings and a Master’s in City Planning, with a focus on housing and community development, from UC Berkeley. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCLA. Outside of work, David spends most of his time exploring the outdoors with his wife and two daughters and visiting family in the Bay Area and Oregon.
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