Jeff has over 35 years’ experience in the field of affordable housing and community development. As EBHO’s Policy Director, he works with member and allied organizations and individuals on regional land use and housing planning, housing elements, equitable development, gentrification and displacement, State legislation, and local housing policies such as inclusionary zoning, impact fees and public land.
Prior to joining EBHO in 2013, Jeff worked for the City of Oakland for over 28 years as a project coordinator, program manager, planner, and policy analyst, including nearly 15 years as Housing Policy and Programs Manager. Jeff designed a number of local housing programs, and for many years managed Oakland’s HOME Program and the Oakland Redevelopment Agency’s Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund. He authored numerous policy studies and housing plans and worked closely with many public and private organizations at the local, regional, state and national level.
He was also an activist with the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers and served as Vice President of Local 21 for 10 years. He has served on the Oakland Civil Service Board and as the labor representative on the Oakland Redevelopment Oversight Board.
Jeff completed his undergraduate work at UC Berkeley, and holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley. He has won numerous awards from local and regional housing organizations.
phone: (510) 663-3830 ext. 316