Fernando Martí is co-director of the Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO), a coalition of 25 community- and faith-based affordable developers and housing justice advocates in San Francisco. Fernando is a licensed architect, holds Masters degrees in Architecture and City Planning from UC Berkeley, and has taught studios in the design and financing of affordable housing.
He was a founder of the SF Community Land Trust, and serves on the board of PODER, an environmental justice base-building organization in SF’s Mission and Excelsior neighborhoods. He is also an exhibiting printmaker and is a member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. An immigrant from Ecuador, he has made his home and built community as a renter in San Francisco since 1992.