Michelle Byrd is currently the Deputy Director of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for the City of Oakland. As Deputy Director of HCD, Ms. Byrd is responsible for the overall management of HCD which is responsible for the creation and preservation of decent affordable housing; funding organizations that provide economic development, public facilities, infrastructure, and social services for low and moderate income communities; managing HUD grant programs, developing housing policy and information, and administering the Rent Arbitration Ordinance. Ms. Byrd previously held the position of Manager of the Community Development Block Grant Program for the City of Oakland for seven years. In this position she was responsible for the overall management of the CDBG Program which is approximately 10 million dollars in the City of Oakland used to rebuild and revitalize depressed areas and sustain neighborhoods with full access to life-enhancing services. Michele holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State, Hayward and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University of California, Davis.
Please listen to her presentation at the Bay
Area Social Equity Caucus Quarterly Meeting, Preserving Affordable
Housing and Preventing Displacement in the Current Budget Crisis.