Samuel Tepperman-Gelfant

  • Hosted by Public Advocates, Inc.
  • Sponsored by Baker McKenzie
  • Service location San Francisco
  • Law school Harvard Law School
  • Issue area Community/Economic Development, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

I provide legal support to low-income communities in the East Bay Area as they work to secure community benefits from new development. Such benefits include affordable housing, good local jobs, and environmental health protections. Even in the current housing crisis, the East Bay remains ripe for growth. If new development is to preserve and strengthen existing communities, low-income residents must have a voice in shaping it. My work helps grassroots groups to understand and use land-use laws and regulations to achieve more equitable development.

The Inspiration

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