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Robin Snyderman

Robin Snyderman

A native of the Chicago area, Robin Snyderman became housing director at MPC in 1998, intensifying the Council’s ability to increase the number of informed stakeholders committed to a range of quality housing options near jobs and transit throughout the region, as well as to successful public housing reform.

Currently its vice president of community development, Robin has helped MPC launch several nationally recognized regional efforts, including the Regional Employer-Assisted Collaboration for Housing, landmark Regional Rental Market Analysis, a partnership with the Housing Committee  of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Building Successful Mixed Income Communities Forums, Regional Housing Initiative and, most recently, its interjurisdictional responses  to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. In 2002, Robin staffed the Gubernatorial Housing Transition Team Committee and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Governor’s Housing Task Force. In 2011, she also co-chaired the State’s Linkage Working Group.

MPC’s housing and community development work has been featured at dozens of forums throughout the country, and in various articles for Shelterforce, Urban Land Institute Magazine, Policylink, the Brooking institution and other media, industry and academic publications.

Prior to her work at MPC, Robin worked for 10 years with San Francisco’s Mission Housing Development Corporation, where she shaped its supportive housing strategy, redeveloping SROs and focusing on community development and service connections for formerly homeless adults.

In addition to her work at MPC, Robin is a board member of the Illinois Housing Council, Heartland Housing, and Facing Forward to End Homeless, and a trustee of the National Housing Conference. Robincompleted two terms as chair of the City of Evanston’s Housing Commission and as an affordable housing committee advisor for the Federal Homeloan Bank. A graduate of Colorado College, Robin was also a 2002 fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago and, in 2006, completed Harvard University’s Executive Education Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, which is part of the John F. Kennedy School of Government.  In 2010, Robin taught within Northwestern University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration Program.

Robin Snyderman

Vice President of Community Development

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Phone: (312) 863-6007



  • Community development
  • Housing policy (local, regional, state, federal)
  • Mixed-income housing
  • Workforce housing

B.A., Philosophy/History, The Colorado College
Senior Executive Education in State and Local Government, Harvard University