Steve King, MS
Housing and Economic Development Coordinator, Urban Strategies Council
Steve is the Housing and Economic Development Coordinator at Urban Strategies Council in Oakland, California, a nonprofit social impact organization that uses tools of policy, research, advocacy, innovation, and collaboration to advance principles of equity and social justice. At the Council, Steve manages a wide range of projects related to equitable economic development and affordable housing, in addition to overseeing the organization’s housing and foreclosure research. Steve has spent the past ten years working for nonprofit organizations in the areas of affordable housing and community economic development. He holds a MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a BA in Environmental Science with a specialization in Geographic Analysis from Boston University. Since 2009, he has served as the Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Oakland Community Land Trust—an organization that was established in 2009 to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities and provide stewardship of land, housing, and other properties used for community benefit.