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Roger Clay

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Roger Clay

Former President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development


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 a law partner with Goldfarb & Lipman LLP. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at IRiSS and a 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 both the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. He is the co-editor of the ABA book, Building Healthy Communities: A Guide to Community Economic Development for Advocates, Lawyers, and Policymakers.

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