National Field Organizer

Chris Genese

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Chris Genese brings over 10 years of organizing experience in housing justice. Chris got his start organizing people of color and low-income people to resist foreclosure evictions from their homes in South Seattle after his own family lost their home in the 2009 housing market crash. He also researched and authored reports on the impacts of legislation on racial equity in Washington State. He is a former board member for Real Change News and the White Center CDA. Chris worked for Community Change, a national community organizing organization, where he supported organizing in states like Louisiana, South Carolina, Washington, Oregon, and California. Chris most recently was also part of Cancel Rent DC’s core organizing team where he helped organize a grassroots effort to pressure the DC City Council to take transformative action to prevent COVID-related evictions.

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