Jay Young

Jay Young

Executive Director
CAPLA Degree(s)
Master of Science in Planning
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2007

Biography

Jay Young, the Executive Director of the Southwest Fair Housing Council, is a passionate civil rights advocate.  He co-authored the following: Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, The American Nightmare: Foreclosures and their Impact in Metropolitan Tucson, and the Northeastern Arizona Fair Housing and Equity Assessment.  He served on the Grant Road Citizens Task Force for nearly eight years.  Currently, Jay serves on the City of Tucson Planning Commission and the board of the National Fair Housing Alliance.  He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, where a library bears his name.  He drove thousands of miles and filled thousands of water stations in the borderlands for Humane Borders.  Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He was  Peace Corps Fellow at the University of Ariziona during his time earning a MS in Urban Planning.  He enjoys remodeling houses, playing tennis, and live music.  He is married to the love of his life, Rani Olson, who he met in the Planning degree program.