Full Name
Terri Davis-Merchant
Job Title
Program Director, Housing and Homelessness
Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies
Speaker Bio
Terri Davis-Merchant serves as the Program Director for the Housing & Homelessness initiative Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies. In this capacity, she manages Trinity’s grantmaking in furtherance of its ten-year strategy to combat homelessness and to support the development of affordable housing in New York City. Previously, Terri was the Director of Predevelopment Planning at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, where she managed the Request for Proposals process for upcoming affordable housing development projects on publicly owned land as well as solicited ideas for the Agency’s future pilots and initiatives including Share NYC, a pilot program for reimaging single room occupancy/shared facilities within housing developments. Her past roles have included legislative advocacy around various housing issues at the City and State levels as well as financing for and the legal representation of community-based organizations building affordable housing. Terri received her BA in African American studies from Yale University and JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Terri Davis-Merchant