Assistant Director- Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council
Elisabeth Risch joined EHOC in 2009 as a full-time volunteer through the Mennonite Voluntary Service and subsequently became a full-time employee. She oversees EHOC’s education and outreach activities, and works on policy advocacy and research on fair housing and fair lending issues. She helped found and is the Co-Chair of the St. Louis Equal Housing and Community Reinvestment Alliance (SLEHCRA), a coalition working with banks to increase investment in low- and moderate-income communities and in communities of color. She graduated from Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a B.A. in Sociology and International Development Studies and completed her M.S.W. at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work, where she concentrated on policy and social and economic development.