Kalima Rose, Senior Director and Director of the PolicyLink Center for Infrastructure Equity, works with the infrastructure team to steer resources for transportation, housing, and key amenities to communities of opportunity. Rose helps local and statewide groups implement economic stimulus funds for greater workforce participation and new investments in underserved communities.
Since 2005, Rose has led the organization’s Gulf Coast recovery work, collaborating with community organizations to shape the equitable rebuilding of New Orleans and Louisiana. With a decade of housing and land use policy expertise, Rose created the PolicyLink Equitable Development Toolkit, an online resource that highlights best social equity practices. Rose has a degree in narratives and culture from the University of California, Berkeley, and serves on the boards of many organizations, including Housing California and First Peoples Fund.