Sylvia Morse

Program Manager, Policy

Sylvia Morse is Program Manager for Policy at Pratt Center for Community Development, overseeing research and implementation of policy projects that advance housing justice initiatives.

Sylvia is a lifelong New Yorker who has focused her work on community planning, the solidarity economy, and housing justice. Before joining Pratt Center, Sylvia served as Assistant Director of the Cooperative Development Program at Center for Family Life in Sunset Park where she partnered with domestic workers to grow worker-owned cooperative businesses citywide. Prior to this, she worked at the NYC Office of Management and Budget as Senior Policy Analyst on Superstorm Sandy housing recovery initiatives and at the Corporation for Supportive Housing to advance supportive housing programs and policy nationally.

Sylvia is Co-Editor of the book Zoned Out!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City. Sylvia served as a Board Member of the Board Member of the Cooper Square Community Land Trust from 2020-2022.

Sylvia has a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the City University of New York Hunter College and a B.A. from Oberlin College. Outside of work, she tries to spend as much time as possible at city parks and beaches.