Rick Jacobus, Principal of Street Level Urban Impact Advisors (StreetLevelAdvisors.com) is one of the nation’s leading experts in inclusionary housing and affordable homeownership.
Rick is the author of Inclusionary Housing: Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities, which has been called the ‘go to’ guide to inclusionary housing policy design. Rick has worked closely with the cities of San Francisco and Seattle to guide the redesign of each city’s inclusionary housing program. In addition, he has consulted on the design and implementation of affordable housing and community revitalization programs with more than a dozen cities including New York, Houston, Minneapolis, Honolulu and Atlanta.
Rick was the founder of Cornerstone Partnership, a national initiative to support local housing policies that create lasting affordability and he now serves as a Senior Fellow for its successor Grounded Solutions Network. Rick served as an F.B. Heron Foundation Joint Practice Fellow at CoMetrics where he researched business models for the collection of social impact data. He was previously a partner in Burlington Associates in Community Development and a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. He has also served as a lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and as a senior program officer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
He has a Bachelors degree from Oberlin College and a Masters of City Planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley.