Housing Justice Center
is a nonprofit public interest advocacy and legal organization whose primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.
Teresa Garcia-Delcompare officially joins HJC staff as Community Organizer
Over the past year, HJC hosted Teresa Garcia-Delcompare as a HOME Line AmeriCorps VISTA Tenant Organizer. Now, we are honored to welcome Teresa as our newest full-time staff member. Teresa is excited to continue her work creating a positive change in her community. As HJC’S Community Organizer, she will work at the intersection between grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and legal advocacy.
HJC recognizes and reflects on Fair Housing Month
54 years ago this month, the Fair Housing Act was passed, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, and gender. Upon signing the historic legislation, President Lyndon B. Johnson noted the beginning of a new era, where fair housing for all would become “a part of the American way of life.” But are we there yet?
HJC welcomes Tram Hoang as Director of Policy and Research
HJC is delighted to announce Tram Hoang as its new Director of Policy and Research. Tram was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and her community development perspectives are heavily shaped by the gentrification and displacement she witnessed growing up. Tram believes that equitable development and community benefit are made possible by strong community organizing and effective narrative framing.