Director of Policy & Advocacy
Kevin Cronin is a community organizer and policy expert currently serving as the Policy and Advocacy Director at Housing Oregon. With over a decade of experience in the field, Kevin has dedicated his career to addressing the pressing housing challenges faced by individuals and communities.
Kevin's journey as an advocate began in 2010 when he experienced a no-cause eviction, which ignited his determination to create lasting change in the housing crisis. His firsthand experience and deep understanding of the struggles faced by many have driven him to tirelessly fight for affordable housing and tenant rights.
Prior to his role at Housing Oregon, Kevin worked as Housing Specialist at his local Housing Authority. Additionally, he served as a Legislative Aide for Oregon Senator James Manning Jr. and demonstrated his strategic expertise as a campaign and communications manager for multiple legislative races.
Kevin's commitment to community building and activism is exemplified by his founding board membership of the Springfield/Eugene Tenant Association (SETA), where he played a crucial role in organizing and advocating for tenant rights. Furthermore, his successful campaign for creating the Josephine Community Libraries special district showcased his ability to organize effectively and win in deeply conservative and rural communities.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Kevin finds solace in gardening, camping, and listening to history podcasts.