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Fernando Martí
Community Architect and Housing Activist
San Francisco-based Martí, a licensed California architect, serves on the city’s Housing Stability Fund Oversight Board. His interests include affordable housing, economics of housing development, regional housing and segregation. He previously was co-director of the Council of Community Housing Organizations, a San Francisco–focused coalition of community- and faith-based developers and justice advocates working for permanent, financially accessible housing under community control. Martí had built this network as a San Francisco renter since 1992, but in 2021 he was displaced from his longtime home after his landlord moved a relative into his apartment to circumvent rent control laws.

FOCUS: Housing
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish
ORGANIZATION: Self

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