Nevada Merriman

Director of Policy
“It is an honor to work on building an affordable housing movement alongside a dedicated group of partners. Local government leaders, advocates, policy experts, and MidPen’s Leadership team all have a role to play in centering public policy on those most impacted by the lack of affordable housing. In coalition we work towards a future that envisions a Bay Area where everyone can thrive.”

Nevada V. Merriman serves as MidPen Housing’s Director of Policy. Over the last 15 years, she’s held many positions in the Real Estate Development team, including project manager. Most recently, she was the Director of Housing Development for the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. She has contributed to developing over 3,000 homes in Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. She is passionate about building acceptance for including unhoused community members, and extremely low-income families and individuals in the vision for our Region’s future. She looks for ways to partner with local governments and build coalition with nearly every affordable housing advocacy organization in the Bay Area.

Ms. Merriman is an Advisory Board Member of the County of San Mateo’s Home for All effort. She also is on the technical committee for All Home, an advocacy and policy organization that advances regional solutions that will disrupt the cycle of poverty and homelessness. She was appointed to the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority’s Advisory Committee and recently joined the Board for SV@Home. In her free time, she serves as a Housing Commissioner for the City of Menlo Park.

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