Fanilla Cheng

Fellow, Future of Land and Housing

Fanilla Cheng is a fellow with the Future of Land and Housing program at New America. Based in Oakland, California, Fanilla is currently a staff attorney at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA), where she works with low-income homeowners on foreclosure prevention and home preservation. Prior to joining HERA, Fanilla worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she represented the federal government in a variety of HUD-insured affordable housing transactions, with a focus on public housing preservation in New York City. While in law school, she served as a law clerk at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama Administration. Fanilla holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and a J.D. from Georgetown Law, where she was an editor for the Georgetown Law Journal.