Rick Jacobus, a national expert in inclusionary housing and affordable homeownership, is the principal of Street Level Urban Impact Advisors. He serves as a strategic advisor to Grounded Solutions Network, a national initiative focused on building more inclusive communities.
Rick served as an F.B. Heron Foundation Joint Practice Fellow at CoMetrics where he researched business models for the collection of social impact data. He was previously a partner in Burlington Associates in Community Development and a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. He has also served as a lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and as a senior program officer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
Rick is the author of Inclusionary Housing: Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities published by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. Previous publications include: The Transformative Power of Shared Data in What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; A Path to Homeownership, published by the Center for American Progress; Affordable By Choice, Trends in California Inclusionary Housing Programs; published by the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California; Retail Trade as a Route to Neighborhood Revitalization, published by the Brookings Institution; The City-CLT Partnership, published by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy; and Delivering on the Promise of Inclusionary Housing: Best Practices in Administration and Monitoring, published by PolicyLink.
He has a bachelors degree from Oberlin College and a masters of city planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley.