Keenya Robertson

President and CEO, Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc

Keenya J. Robertson, Esq.

Keenya Robertson has dedicated her professional career to advocating for fair housing and other civil rights.  She is President & CEO of Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. (HOPE), a 30-year-old, private, Florida non-profit fair housing organization whose mission is to fight housing discrimination in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and to promote equal housing opportunities throughout Florida. Under her leadership, which began January 2007, the agency has recovered approximately $4 million dollars in litigation settlements in housing discrimination cases.  She currently serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance, a consortium of more than 220 private, non-profit fair housing organizations, state and local civil rights agencies, and individuals from throughout the United States.  Mrs. Robertson has testified before the United States Congress, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism, and the National Commission on Fair Housing and & Equal Opportunity and made guest appearances as a fair housing expert on MSNBC, local news stations, and local television programs as a fair housing expert. 

From 1998 to 2007, Mrs. Robertson served as HOPE’s Vice President of Fair Housing Programs, overseeing all education, outreach, and enforcement activities conducted by the organization.  Prior to her tenure at HOPE, Mrs. Robertson was a Staff Attorney for the Georgia Advocacy Office’s Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) Program where she represented the interests of persons with disabilities in guardianship, housing, employment, public accommodation, and entitlement issues.  She also worked for Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. in Atlanta as the Project Director & Attorney for their Southern Regional Fair Housing Organizing Project that resulted in the creation of four new private enforcement programs in previously underserved areas of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Georgia.  

Mrs. Robertson is a graduate of Florida State University and the Louisiana State University Law School.