Eric is the Deputy Director of the Fair Share Housing Center, whose mission is to end discriminatory or exclusionary housing patterns which have deprived the poor, particularly those presently living in inner cities, of the opportunity to reside in an environment which offers safe, decent, and sanitary housing near employment and educational opportunities. Eric is an ordained minister, community organizer, and social entrepreneur. He has extensive experience working with diverse audiences and communities and specializes in interfaith outreach. He co-founded Open Communities LLC (a racial integration consultant firm) that works to resolve simple and complex conflicts of race, ethnicity and socio- economics. He also founded a non-profit focused on youth development and education called Planting Seeds of Hope.