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Sydney Kopp-Richardson

Director of National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative

Sydney Kopp-Richardson is SAGE's Director of National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative, working to reshape the housing landscape nationally and increase the availability of safer LGBT elder housing through policy advocacy, research, and housing development. In Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City, Sydney's advocacy work has centered the needs of LGBTQ communities, folks struggling with homelessness and system involvement, people living with mental health challenges, and other communities living in the margins. Previously, Sydney managed the NYC Anti-Violence Project's Education Institute, supporting LGBTQ survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence, and then worked as the Director of Program Services at the Supportive Housing Network of New York, working to end homelessness through policy advocacy and community engagement. In each capacity, Sydney has aimed to center an anti-racist framework, recognizing both community trauma and community resilience in her organizing, advocacy, and movement building endeavors.