Parisa Fatehi

  • Hosted by Public Advocates
  • Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Service location San Francisco, California
  • Law school The University of Texas School of Law
  • Issue area Environmental Justice, Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Parisa fought for affordable housing for low-income workers and their families in the Bay Area. California has enacted climate-change laws mandating decreased carbon emissions and higher density land-use. These laws present both a danger that low-income voices will be excluded from the table and a distinct opportunity to promote housing equity. Through coalition building, state policy advocacy, and local administrative and legal action, Parisa leveraged climate-change laws to secure greater workforce housing near quality jobs and public transit.


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