undesign the redline
Gregory Jost is an author and speaker with over 15 years of experience in bringing together the worlds of community development, organizing, data, and advocacy. At University Neighborhood Housing Program, Gregory created the Building Indicator Project to evaluate levels of physical and financial distress in 62,000 New York City apartment buildings and transform the ways banks, their regulators and City agencies interact with properties and their owners. The successes of the project lay in the process of harnessing the data and creating metrics collaboratively with shared ownership and evaluation techniques, resulting in a dramatic decline in distressed buildings across every neighborhood of the City. Gregory holds both a Bachelors and Masters of Arts from Fordham University, completed two years in the Team, Management and Leadership Program at Landmark Worldwide, co-founded a Community Supported Agriculture cooperative in his neighborhood over a decade ago, was a founding board member of the school where his two children now attend, and is a long time board member of New Economy Project. He is currently writing a book on race, real estate and redlining through a Bronx lens.