Team / Mike Dennis

Mike Dennis

Senior Director, Housing Justice

Everyone deserves to grow up in a world where they don’t have to make a choice between going to school, holding a job, putting food on the table, or seeking medical care. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home.

Mike oversees Liberty Hill’s housing justice portfolio, which includes fundraising, grantmaking, program implementation, and movement strategies.

Mike was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. A core area of Mike's expertise is focused on building political power and movement-based coalitions that fight and win housing justice policies. Mike began political and issue based organizing more than 20 years ago. He's spent the past 15 years of his career organizing to protect working class and working poor families from displacement, and creating permanent systems that reverse and prevent homelessness across LA County. Mike has co-founded several LA-based coalitions working on housing issues, and co-led the efforts to pass Measure J, Measure ULA, and create the LA County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency (LACAHSA). Before his time at Liberty Hill, Mike oversaw policy, advocacy, and power building campaigns for both East LA Community Corporation, and The United Way of Greater LA. Mike holds bachelor degrees in Political Science and International Affairs from Cal State University, Fullerton and UC Davis.

Mike is an avid long-distance hiker, skier, and photographer.