Elissa Margolin serves as director of Housing Action NH, a statewide organization of 80 organizations and businesses working to improve state and federal policy so everyone in New Hampshire has a place to call home.
Since its founding in 2009, Housing Action NH has successfully secured appropriations for the Affordable Housing Fund, increased funding for NH’s homeless shelters, increased advocacy for federal resources, helped pass accessory dwelling unit legislation, and protected the Workforce Housing Law.
Elissa is a consultant to nonprofits with a specialty in public policy and has worked to advance many critical policy issues in New Hampshire with several organizations including: the Growth and Development Roundtable; the NH Center for Nonprofits; New Futures; NH Voices for Health; the American Heart Association; Spark NH; Bi-State Primary Care Association; and the Trust for Public Land.
Prior to these roles in NH, Elissa was the executive director of the League of American Bicyclists in Washington DC. She was also campaign manager for US Congressman John Olver.
Elissa holds a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and a B.A. from McGill University. She resides in Portsmouth.