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Kristen ClementsCity of San Jose

Kristen Clements has concentrated in affordable housing and community development for over 30 years. She has spent the past 19 years in San José’s Housing Department on policy, programs, and transactions to produce and preserve affordable homes and prevent displacement. Previously, Kristen worked in lending and grantmaking for affordable housing, consulted for public agencies, and was a legal assistant and a researcher. She serves on the Board of Directors for the California Housing Consortium, is Vice Chair of the San Carlos Planning and Transportation Commission, and serves on the Housing Leadership Council’s Public Policy Committee. Originally from upstate New York, she lives in San Carlos with her husband, teenage son, and tabby cat.