Mathew leads the policy team at SV@Home working across Santa Clara County for stable and affordable housing for all. He has a decades long commitment to affordable housing development, preservation and policy. Beginning as a tenant organizer in New Jersey in the 1990s, he has worked to bring community interests to housing policy discussions and to insure that affordable housing is a part of our understanding of inequality and our movements for social justice.
In the Bay Area, he has worked in the public, non-profit, and the private sectors as a housing demographer, a social policy evaluator, and an organizer.
Mathew holds a PhD in Urban Sociology and Social Policy from Northwestern University.