Sarah Berke

Program Officer

Sarah Berke is a program officer at the Family Housing Fund, focused on strategies to build and preserve affordable housing across region. In this role, she leads systems change initiatives to increase the supply of all types of affordable housing in the Twin Cities and is the primary contact for FHFund’s multifamily loan portfolio. Sarah has more than fifteen years of experience in affordable housing, social enterprise, and community development finance, including as director of strategic partnerships at the Minnesota Housing Partnership and director of research and development for the national Housing Partnership Network’s Innovation Lab. She holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, a bachelor of arts in Russian and political science from St. Olaf College, and is an alumna of the U.S. Fulbright Program in Russia. Sarah serves on the board of Northcountry Cooperative Foundation, which supports resident ownership in manufactured home communities in the Upper Midwest. She also sings and dances with The Museum of Russian Art’s Nitka Russian folk group.