Justin Massa

Justin Massa is the executive director and co-founder of MoveSmart.org and the program and technical coordinator for NetSquared.org, a project of TechSoup Global. He was formerly the Fair Housing Testing and Outreach Coordinator for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he supervised the testing program, handled intake and investigation, and conducted fair housing trainings. He recently concluded serving his second term as Vice President of the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance.

Massa is also the executive director and co-founder of MoveSmart.org, a start-up organization dedicated to fostering vibrant and diverse neighborhoods by empowering housing seekers through technology to move to opportunity.

He is also a co-covener of Chicago Net Tuesdays and helps organize Illinois Data Exchange Affiliates.


  • Equity 2.0:  The Missing Pieces

    Under President Obama, data transparency, private-sector innovation, and a renewed commitment to expanding opportunity could revolutionize housing and urban planning. But just as proponents of equity, open government data, and social entrepreneurship are being appointed to key positions, and while the administration is still young, the new HUD/DOT sustainable communities initiative illustrates why the devil is in the details.