Kim Savage’s legal experience includes representing a wide range of housing developers and providers for successful sittings, managing federally funded education and outreach projects, conducting housing studies, developing policy for state and local government, litigating in federal and state court and, providing a wide range of trainings to individuals, organizations and local governments.

Ms. Savage has served on a number of committees of the State Bar of California and is currently an appointed member of the State Bar’s Legal Services Trust Fund Commission and the SAMHSA ADS Steering Committee.

Kim Savage has also served on several nonprofit boards as pro-bono counsel including, a youth jazz organization and a women’s shelter.

Kim Savage has been practicing law for 30 years, working in both private sector and public interest law firm settings


  • University of California Berkeley, Mediation Certification, 2014
  • Hastings College of The Law, University of California, J.D.1983
  • University of Oregon, B. A. Literature, B. A. Political Science, 1976 (Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional Memberships:

  • The State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Southern California Nonprofit Housing Association
  • Northern California Nonprofit Housing Association

Kim Savage has authored or co-authored the following publications:

  • Ten Best Practice Tips for Affordable Housing Developers (2015) (Enterprise Community Partners)
  • Fair Housing For People With Disabilities (2007)*
    – A fair housing guide for emergency shelter operators & transitional housing providers
  • Fair Housing Reasonable Accommodation: A Guide to Assist Developers and Providers of Housing for People with Disabilities in California (2005)*
  • Fair Housing In Your Neighborhood (2004)*
    – A guide to understanding how fair housing laws protect people with disabilities
  • Fair Housing Impediments Study: How Land Use and Zoning Regulations and Practices Impact Housing for Individuals with Disabilities (2002) (City of Los Angeles)
  • The California Land Use and Zoning Campaign (1997)*

* Funded by the Department of Housing & Urban Development Fair Housing Initiatives Program