Anne Bellows

  • Hosted by Public Advocates
  • Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Service location San Francisco, California
  • Law school University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Issue area Civil Rights/Civil Liberties, Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Anne will employ fair housing litigation, administrative complaints, and advocacy to protect Bay Area low-income communities of color from displacement by large “bad actor” landlords and local jurisdictions.

Low-income communities of color in the Bay Area are facing a crisis of displacement from their neighborhoods due to rising housing costs, harassment by landlords, conversion of their homes to high-end housing, and public investments targeted to attracting wealthy residents to formerly underserved neighborhoods. Families who have lived in these communities for decades are forced to leave their friends, families, churches, schools, and jobs. The influx of highly paid professionals into the Bay Area can provide an opportunity for shared prosperity, but if cities do not take care, gentrification will simply recreate patterns of segregation and instability that exacerbate health, education, and economic disparities.

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