Alliance Welcomes Tram Hoang as new Policy Advocate

The Alliance is excited to announce Tram Hoang as its new Policy Advocate. 

Tram was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and her community development perspectives are heavily shaped by the gentrification and displacement she witnessed growing up in North Portland. After attending Oregon State University, she served on the board of Depave (a radical placemaking organization!), the Multnomah County Public Health Advisory Board, and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute. During that time, she also worked at the Welcome Home Coalition, a group of organizations who effectively advocated for housing policies such as Portland’s construction excise tax, inclusionary housing at the Oregon legislature, and successfully led Portland’s first-ever $258 million affordable housing bond.

This year, Tram graduated from the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where she was a Charles R. Krusell Fellow in Community Development at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs. Throughout her two years in Minneapolis, she has worked with Hope Community, the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, the Make Homes Happen coalition, and most recently, the City of Minneapolis’ Community Planning and Economic Development department on the Residential Real Estate Team. She was also an at-large member of the Alliance Board. She believes that equitable development and community benefit are made possible by strong community organizing and effective narrative framing.

“When I moved to the Twin Cities, I got involved in community development and affordable housing advocacy work, getting to know many amazing people and incredible organizations along the way,” Tram says. “The common thread among all of these folks was a connection to The Alliance. I’ve admired their work as a graduate student, and even more as a board member. I’m extremely excited to join forces with The Alliance and be in community with all of its members. I look forward to further building the movement for equitable development through confronting white supremacy, dismantling systemic barriers, shifting narratives, and holding our regional leaders and policymakers accountable to promises and plans.”

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