California Policy Summit 2018
Laura Foote Clark
Laura Foote Clark is executive director of YIMBY Action, a non-profit dedicated to ending the Bay Area’s housing crisis by advocating for more home-building. She lived in Washington, DC, New York City, and Chicago before moving to San Francisco in 2014. She held a variety of transient jobs, from barista to sales, before founding a pro-housing advocacy nonprofit in 2015 in a fit of rage after a Noe Valley neighbor tried to block a single family home from becoming a two-unit building. Since then, she’s been involved in San Francisco’s housing politics, kick starting the YIMBY movement with Sonja Trauss and advocating throughout the region and state to push pro-housing laws.