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Avni  Desai

Avni Desai

Community Housing Partnership
Public Policy Manager
San Francisco, CA, USA


Avni is a Public Policy Manager for Community Housing Partnership in San Francisco. She currently works on policy advocacy for the City and County of San Francisco, building support and developing policies that impact homeless and low-income San Franciscans.

Avni earned her Bachelors in Science in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s in Public Health from Loma Linda University. Upon graduating with her master’s, she began working as a prevention specialist for CommPre, a previous program of Horizon Services, for two years.

Avni is passionate about health equity and community development and excited to be able to serve on the Board of Horizon Services to support these efforts. She also serves on the Board of a youth-based gardening program called CommunityGrows in San Francisco and volunteers with the San Francisco SPCA. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and rescue dog.

Avni Desai is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Court Debt Process Chart - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Issue Brief: Suspended Driver’s Licenses in San Francisco and Campaign to End Driver’s License Suspensions in San Francisco—Proposed Policy Reforms - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Senate Bill No. 185, Amended in Senate May 26, 2017 - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Punishing the Poorest: How the Criminalization of Homelessness Perpetuates Poverty in San Francisco, Coalition on Homelessness - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
TR-018 Request for Ability to Pay Determination Form, Alameda County Superior Court - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
How to Read a DMV Record and Determine the Cause of a Driver’s License Suspension, East Bay Community Law Center - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Not Just a Ferguson Problem: How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Friday, August 11, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts - Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Monday, August 14, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts - “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts, Monday, August 14, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts - “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts, Monday, August 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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