About Us

Our Story

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 Team

Kahlmus Eatman
Operations
Carmen Fairley
Program
Nick Shupper
Creative
Whitney Valadez
Administrative Support

Our Board of Directors

Leah Rothstein

Leah Rothstein is co-author, with Richard Rothstein, of Just Action, a sequel to the New York Times Bestselling book, The Color of Law. In The Color of Law, they describe how government policy created residential segregation, and in Just Action they describe how local community groups can redress the wrongs of segregation. Leah has worked on public policy and community change, from the grassroots level to the halls of government. She led the Alameda County and San Francisco probation departments’ research on reforming community corrections policy and practice to be focused on rehabilitation, not punishment. 

She has been a consultant to nonprofit housing developers, cities and counties, redevelopment agencies, and private law firms on community development and affordable housing policy, practice, and finance.

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John Williams

John is the Executive Director of The Center for Restorative Justice, a newly formed nonprofit that was born out of his position as Director for the Fellowship Center for Racial Reconciliation at Fellowship Monrovia Church. John has diligently and faithfully worked toward peacemaking and racial reconciliation for almost 30 years. He is passionate about coaching, consulting and training individuals and groups who seek to increase their awareness around biblical multicultural and racial reconciliation through the local church and brings years of experience and expertise in facilitating and training to this work.

He also leads groups on multiethnic civil rights tours to encourage people to become more proximate with people, places, and the past. John is a graduate of UC Berkeley and USC Law School. John is a retired lawyer who mediated and facilitated sessions for individual and small groups in the area of alternative dispute and conflict resolution, and is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Life Pacific College teaching on Race, Reconciliation and Ministry.

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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.

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