Margaret Kaplan started her work in affordable housing as a VISTA doing community organizing with residents of manufactured home parks. She has almost 20 years of experience in the field of affordable housing and community development in the nonprofit, academic, and government sectors.
Margaret graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003 and began her legal career with the Housing Preservation Project. She subsequently worked for All Parks Alliance for Change and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota. After spending six years as the Community Development Director at Minnesota Housing, Margaret was a policy fellow with the North Star Policy Institute. Margaret brings a wealth of knowledge about local, state, and federal housing policy and programs as well as a robust background in the intersection of community organizing and the law.