Rev. Richard Lawrence

The Rev. Richard Lawrence, a retired Methodist clergyman whose ministry is committed to social justice, organized and has served as the first chair of the San Diego Affordable Housing Coalition for nearly ten (15) years. The Affordable Housing Coalition is an active member of ACCORD (A Community Coalition for Responsible Development), and Richard led negotiations on the housing component in the first Community Benefits Agreement in San Diego between ACCORD and JMRI, John Moores Real estate, Inc. He has served as adjunct faculty at Springfield College (San Diego Campus) and the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley.