BRIDGE Housing Names Damon Harris VP of Community Development, Susan Neufeld VP of Evaluation and Resident Program Design

SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 12, 2018 --- BRIDGE Housing has announced two VP-level changes as part of a restructuring of its Community Development and Evaluation and Resident Program Design functions.

BRIDGE is a nationally recognized nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable housing.

Damon Harris joined BRIDGE Housing as Vice President of Community Development, effective April 2, 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.

Susan Neufeld, who joined BRIDGE in 2012, has been named Vice President of Evaluation and Resident Program Design, reporting to Susan Johnson. Ms. Neufeld leads BRIDGE’s evaluation activities to measure impact across the portfolio, of specific initiatives such as Potrero and Jordan Downs, and of resident programs. She and her team are responsible for designing appropriate resident programming and services for BRIDGE developments, evaluating and selecting partners, and overseeing more than 350 resident programs that are currently offered at BRIDGE properties.

“Damon and Susan bring great value to critically important areas for BRIDGE, complementing our stellar Real Estate Development team,” said Cynthia Parker, BRIDGE President and CEO. “Our Community Development approach and Evaluation and Resident Program Design are woven throughout our work. We are looking forward to their leadership as BRIDGE continues to strengthen places in ways that go far beyond housing, through holistic real estate development and opportunities such as education, employment and connections to services.”

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