● Executive Director, National Housing Law Project
Shamus Roller is the Executive Director of the National Housing Law Project (NHLP). NHLP is a national legal and advocacy center working to strengthen and enforce the rights of tenants, increase housing opportunities for underserved communities, and preserve and expand the nation’s supply of safe and affordable homes. Before joining NHLP, Shamus served as the Executive Director of Housing California, a statewide advocacy organization working on issues of housing and homelessness. During his time at Housing California he helped lead coalitions that secured over five billion dollars in new funding for affordable development and a host of new programs and policies. Previous to that he was the Executive Director of the Sacramento Housing Alliance, a regional housing and homelessness advocacy organization. He started his career running street outreach programs for youth experiencing homelessness and ran a meditation and yoga program for incarcerated youth. He serves on the board of directors of Brilliant Corners and as the board president of the California Association of Nonprofits.
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