Roger Clay

Roger Clay

Board of Directors

Roger A. Clay Jr. has been a national leader in the housing and community development field for more than forty years. He is the former President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, General Counsel of the California Housing Finance Agency, and partner with law firm of Goldfarb & Lipman LLP. He also served as the Vice-President with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, promoting permanent housing with services for people at risk of homelessness, and Senior Fellow at the Institute on Race & Poverty at the University of Minnesota.

Roger has served in numerous volunteer leadership positions including Chair of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Vice Chair of the Stanford Board of Trustees, Chair of the Stanford Alumni Association, and Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and twice as Chair of the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. He is the co-editor of the book, “Building Healthy Communities: A Guide to Community Economic Development for Advocates, Lawyers, and Policymakers.” Roger currently serves on the national advisory boards for Stanford’s Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.

Roger has been awarded the Gold Spike award, Stanford University’s highest award for volunteer leadership service and the Michael Sher award from the ABA for his contributions to housing and community development law.