Stephen Shaff

Stephen Shaff founded Community-Vision Partners, Benefit LLC to leverage 30+ years of real estate development,  social enterprise, community activism, and political advocacy expertise and innovation for the greater good. Based in Washington, DC, Shaff supplements his professional successes with extensive local and national network relationships.  On any given day he can be found in an under-served DC neighborhood helping to create housing, arts centers, or supporting community-based economic opportunities. On that same day, he may be found on Capitol Hill working closely with Congressional Members, staffers, and other national progressive movement leaders. 


His social and economic goal is to expand on his career successes to create a replicable social, economic, and political model that can be implemented in any U.S. under-served community – a vast social and economic opportunity.

Representative Accomplishments

Real Estate/Affordable Housing Development & Community Organizing


  • Community-Vision Partners, Founder: affordable housing/social solutions, initiatives, consultation & organizing

  • Community-Vision Consultants, Founder: community-impact affordable housing development (1999 - 2010)

  • Community Organizer/ Creative & Green Economy  Development Consultant

  • Community/Organizational/ Resource Development Consultant


Political Advocacy, Strategies and Activism


  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Center, Founding Member; U.S. Congress Prog Caucus Fnd (2006 – 2019)

  • Progressives for Democracy in America, lead advisor 2019 - current

  • People Demanding Action, Founding Board Member; grassroots organizing, lobbying, policy C-4, (2015 - present)

  • Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council, co-Founder: business advocacy, policy and organizing  C-3

  • Progressive Democrats of America, Vice-Chair Emeritus; social justice PAC (served 2005 – 2012)


Social Advocacy & Civic Service


  • Emergence Community Arts Collective, Founding Board Member, consultant (2005 – 2019)

  • DC Region Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Club, 1997 – 2012 (Chairman of the Board 2010 – 2012)World Arts Focus/Joe’s Movement Emporium, President Emeritus (served 1997- 2004)

  • Gateway Community Development Corporation, Founding Board Member (1997 – 2000)

C-VP Associates & Networks


C-VP has extensive local and national relationships and access to proven professionals, organizers, change agents, and thought leaders from a variety of professional and sectors to include:


  • Real Estate Development & Finance

  • Organizers, Activists, Strategists

  • Green Economy Economic Development

  • Arts/Creative Economic Development

  • Policy & Research Think Tanks

  • Organizational Development Consultants

  • Digital/Social Media 

  • Event Planning 


Contact us if you need suggestions or referrals to professionals that can serve your agendas.  We also encourage all change agents, thought leaders, and social investors to discuss how we can collaborate or refer to opportunities.

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