Mike Rawson

Michael Rawson is the director of the Public Interest Law Project in Oakland, a nonprofit state support center for California legal services and public interest law programs. He also directs PILP’s California Affordable Housing Law Project. Michael focuses on affordable housing, land use, fair housing and anti-displacement. He advocates before local, state and federal bodies on housing law reform, and he has drafted local and state affordable housing legislation and authored many publications and training materials on affordable housing law and policy. Michael also has litigated many housing related cases with legal services programs, including suits addressing the adequacy of local housing elements, displacement of lower income households, community acceptance of affordable housing, the constitutionality of inclusionary zoning and discrimination against persons protected by the fair housing laws.