The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Marcia Rosen as its new Executive Director

  • 9/18/2008
  • The National Housing Law Project (NHLP)
  • Source: CALegalAdvocates >

Marcia Rosen New NHLP Executive Director

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Marcia Rosen as its new Executive Director.

Marcia comes to NHLP with an extraordinary and extensive background in housing and community development work and leadership for which she has received significant and well deserved recognition. For six years she served as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, a governmental agency dedicated to promoting community, economic, and physical development of San Franciscos distressed neighborhoods and the development and preservation of affordable housing. Prior to that she served for five years as Director of the San Francisco Mayors Office of Housing, representing the mayor before various local, state and federal agencies and legislative bodies. During this time, she also served on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Housing and Community Development Committee, representing that committee and the City of San Francisco during both the Clinton and Bush Administrations. Before serving the City of San Francisco, Marcia was the Deputy Director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she represented low-income people and community organizations in a broad array of civil rights cases and issues, specifically focusing on housing, land use, economic and community development, and child and youth issues.

Marcia has received numerous and prestigious awards for her work and leadership. Earlier this year, she was recognized by both the California Redevelopment Association and the Treasure Island Development Authority. In 2007, she was named a Housing Hero by the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and received a proclamation of honor from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. In 2006, she was named one of the most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times and was honored by the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative.

Marcia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. She was also a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Marcia will begin her tenure on November 3 and assume leadership of the organization from Gideon Anders, director for the past 11 years, who is retiring.

We are delighted to welcome Marcia to our organization and look forward to working with her as she leads NHLP into a new era in the fight for housing justice. We hope you will join the NHLP board and staff in extending a warm welcome and best wishes to Marcia Rosen, our new Executive Director.