Damon Harris joined BRIDGE Housing as Vice President of Community Development in April 2018. Mr. Harris is responsible for deepening and expanding BRIDGE’s role in providing transformative community building and neighborhood improvements, particularly at the large-scale redevelopments of Jordan Downs in Los Angeles and Potrero in San Francisco. In this role, he will engage residents and partners to advance a shared vision of community revitalization that achieves improved social and economic outcomes. He reports to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Susan Johnson.
Mr. Harris previously spent a decade at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he developed expertise in intergovernmental relationship management, community building and engagement strategies, and implementing neighborhood-based anti-poverty initiatives. Earlier, he was the Director of Resident Services for Mission Housing Development Corp., where he developed the Community Services and Economic Development Plan for Valencia Gardens, a HOPE VI project.