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While studying for her California real estate license exam, Jasmin Shupper, was struck by a fact that would eventually shape her life’s calling: it wasn’t until 1968 that it became illegal in every state to discriminate on the basis of race in the sale, rental, and financing of real estate. Which means that before then, in many states, lenders and sellers could use race as a legal reason to deny extending loans and transferring property.

It is a well known fact that one of the greatest accumulators of wealth occurs through real estate that is passed down from generation to generation, and the wealth from the appreciation of those assets is often what funds future real estate purchases, education, and businesses. However, due to the fact that discrimination in housing was legal and pervasive through practices such as redlining, restrictive covenants, immanent domain, and more, generations of people of color, and specifically Black people, have been left behind. Jasmin, recalling her own lived experiences of blatant racism and discrimination, and angry with what this legacy means for people of color, dreamed of a way to increase minority homeownership and provide a solution to a systemic problem that has impacted generations.

Greenline Housing Foundation is that solution. Stewarding her anger and translating it into righteous action to bring about lasting change, Greenline is providing down payment grants, home maintenance grants, and financial education to qualified people of color to help restore justice,

— as God intended it, one home at a time.

Meet Our Founder

Jasmin Shupper

Jasmin Shupper is the Founder and President of Greenline Housing Foundation. She holds a B.S. in International Business from Pepperdine University and was previously a Senior Underwriter at Philadelphia Insurance Companies. As the former Director of Business at Fellowship Church, she learned the ins and outs of non-profit management and the Gospel imperative to pursue justice.

Additionally, she is a licensed realtor in California with Compass and is on the Board of Directors of the San Gabriel Valley Community Land Trust. She resides in Pasadena, California with her husband and two daughters.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it’s faced.”

– James Baldwin

Learn about the history of redlining, housing discrimination, and what we’re trying to oppose.

Our Board of Directors

John Williams

John Williams is a strategic teacher and visionary reconciliation leader. He has served as the Director of the Fellowship Center for Racial Reconciliation since 2016 and has faithfully worked toward racial reconciliation for over 30 years. John is passionate about training groups who seek to increase their awareness around race, racism, and racial reconciliation in the U.S. Mentored by Dr. John Perkins, he brings years of experience and expertise in facilitating and training to this work.

John has consulted churches, universities, and non-profits across the country in how to become more equitable and just organizations. He also serves on the board of the Immigration Resource Center of the San Gabriel Valley (IRCSGV). John is a graduate of UC Berkeley and USC Law School. John has been practicing law for over 20 years and has mediated sessions for individual and small groups in the area of alternative dispute and conflict resolution. He is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Life Pacific College teaching on Race, Reconciliation, and Ministry. John also co-hosts a podcast called Disruptive Peacemakers which explores how to disrupt and shatter racist strongholds in the Christian Church through the biblical discipline of peacemaking.

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Doug Schaupp

Doug is the National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He is passionate about the alignment of the Gospel and racial reconciliation. He is the co-author of 3 books, including Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multi-ethnic World. He graduated from Fuller Seminary and after he was ordained, he served in a national Baptist church (Calvary Baptist of Santa Monica). He and his wife also served for two years in a Korean-American church as the English speaking ministers. His wife is Korean American, and they have three children.

Derek A. Jones

Derek serves as the Board Treasurer for Greenline Housing Foundation. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from California State University Los Angeles and spent 40 years as an I.T. Engineer in the banking and entertainment industries before retiring. Derek also has 35+ years of experience in real estate, providing housing in low to middle income areas and as a licensed contractor, he is involved in residential property management, remodeling, and development. Derek loves providing counseling assistance to young adults looking to fulfill their dreams of homeownership.

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