Anna Cash, M.C.P.

Program Director

Anna is Program Director of the Urban Displacement Project. Anna’s interests and experience center around social, racial, and economic justice, and planning for more equitable cities. In her capacity at the Urban Displacement Project, she is responsible for research management, with an emphasis on ensuring our research is community-engaged and policy-relevant. At UDP, she has also worked on policy briefs, technical assistance, and workshops on anti-displacement policy strategies. Anna has a research background in asset-building for low-income communities, having worked previously at Innovations for Poverty Action’s US Household Finance Initiative. During her Master's program, Anna's research explored the diversity of housing tenure types in Oakland, and implications for resident protections. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University, and a Master's in City Planning from UC Berkeley.