Ain Bailey is the Associate Initiative Officer of the Great Communities Collaborative, an initiative of the San Francisco Foundation and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She focuses on the nexus of affordable housing, transportation, and climate resilience through a community-driven development lens. Prior to joining the San Francisco Foundation, Ain worked in the City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency where she managed the citywide infrastructure grant programs for small, local businesses and the development of real estate development projects. She also played an integral role in the establishment of citywide departmental racial equity teams, including the development and facilitation of racial equity training modules in partnership with the City Administrator’s office. Ain holds a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College and a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College, where she matriculated as a member of the National Urban Fellows program. She has served as an Oakland Library Advisory Commissioner since 2013 in her beloved, adopted hometown of Oakland, CA.
During the Fellowship
Ain focused on advancing solutions to the nine-county Bay Area affordable housing crisis, specifically on centering and amplifying community-driven strategies for low-income and communities of color.