NLIHC is pleased to welcome Mike Koprowski as the national director of a new multisector housing campaign.
After a year-long planning process and with the input from education, health, anti-poverty, faith-based, civil rights, and child-welfare organizations, NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Make Room, and Children’s Health Watch initiated a dynamic, long-term, multi-sector campaign to meet the housing needs of the lowest income people in America. The campaign will mobilize powerful new constituencies beyond housing - in the sectors mentioned above and others – that are increasingly recognizing the impact the inability to afford decent housing has on the well-being of the people they serve.
Mike comes to NLIHC from Dallas, TX where he most recently worked as the executive director of Opportunity Dallas, an organization focused on building local coalitions to promote greater economic mobility by tackling concentrated poverty and segregation through housing policy. Prior to Opportunity Dallas, Mike was the chief of transformation and innovation in the Dallas school system, where he led the development and execution of the district’s Public School Choice initiative focused on socioeconomic school integration. Prior to his career in education and housing, he served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was the chief of intelligence for an F-15E fighter squadron while it was deployed to Afghanistan. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Duke University, and Harvard University.
The new multisector housing campaign will officially launch during NLIHC’s 2018 Housing Policy Forum on March 20.