Director  |  Desegregate CT

Pete Harrison

Pete Harrison is the Director of DesegregateCT. He has over a decade of experience in housing policy and tenant organizing in New York City before joining DesegregateCT in 2021. Previously, he was senior housing policy advisor for Data for Progress, a progressive think tank, where he co-authored the Homes for All report and advised on the presidential campaigns of Vice President Harris, Senators Sanders and Warren, and former HUD Secretary Castro. He also previously researched housing and climate policy at the Buell Center at Columbia University where he contributed to the textbook Green Reconstruction outlining how built environment curriculums at graduate programs can tackle climate change and inequality. He has also co-founded two startup companies and is on faculty at the City University of New York teaching about IT strategy. He lives near Hartford, CT with his wife and baby son.