Malcolm Yeung, Public Policy Manager, Chinatown Community Development Center
Malcolm Yeung advocates for regulatory reform aimed at building and strengthening low-income immigrant communities, particularly in the areas of tenants rights, land use and affordable housing, and transportation. Malcolm previously practiced as a community lawyer at the Asian Law Caucus at the Asian Law Caucus where he married legal advocacy with grassroots organizing. While at the Asian Law Caucus, Malcolm represented the residents the “Fong Building” in an anti-displacement fight, leading to the formation of San Francisco’s first Land Trust/Limited Equity Housing Cooperative. Malcolm also represented low-income immigrant tenants throughout San Francisco in eviction defense and fair housing actions, advocated and appeared before the California Public Utilities Commission, and advocated on behalf of low-income youth victims of hate crimes. Malcolm graduated from Berkeley Law in 2001 where he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asian American Law Journal (formerly Asian Law Journal).