Listings Project is a community offering free, carefully vetted real estate, job, and services offered listings weekly.
We are an independent woman owned company staffed by a small team who believe all people should have equitable access to job and housing opportunities.
Since we were founded 20 years ago, we have connected thousands of people with apartments, roommates, art studios, jobs and opportunities.
Stephanie is an artist, entrepreneur and Founder / CEO of Listings Project. She creates communities of collective self-care. With over three decades of experience community building, the largest community she has created to date is Listings Project. As a social practice artist, she creates with a community as opposed to an audience. She has exhibited at: MoMA, MASS MoCA, MoMA/P.S. 1, Studio Museum in Harlem, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Project Row Houses, to name a few. As an educator and leader she has held positions at museums, public art institutions, and schools and universities. Lean more about Stephanie at: stephaniediamond.com
Scott is responsible for all of the technology that keeps Listings Project running & growing. He brings a breadth of experience building both the technical and team capacity at non-profits and media companies, partnering with Stephanie to lead all areas of tending the community and systems to support it. At home, he is an equity and climate-focused urbanist advocating for sustainable and inclusive policies in his city and region.
Cai brings a savvy for organizational design to their role as Chief of Staff with Listings Project. With a background in social justice advocacy, change management, and leadership development, Cai brings a relational and transformational approach to strategic initiatives. Cai’s portfolio at Listings Project includes executive leadership, people operations (HR), and business operations. You can find Cai enjoying coffee, sunshine, and nature with their sweet little family.
Julia oversees customer communication, vetting protocols, and supports Product Development to make sure new updates and improvements align with our community’s needs. Julia comes from an e-commerce background rooted in building customer journeys and communication for an overall smooth site experience. Julia resides in New York City, but is an avid Bay Area sports fan (true to her California roots!). During the spring, you’ll find her as an amateur florist; during the winter, you’ll find her by the space heater.
Tessa vets listings, plans the weekly newsletter, responds to listers, and works to make sure the voices of the Listings Project community are heard! Tessa is a long time food service worker (cheesemonger, server), arts educator and jewelry-maker. She is also a multimedia/performance artist. A lifelong New Yorker, Tessa loves to walk the city, especially Prospect Park. Learn more about Tessa at: tessabarlow-ochshorn.com
Listings Project was born when artist, Founder / CEO Stephanie Diamond sent an email to friends asking for housing leads in 2003. It worked so well for her that she kept assembling listings week by week for others who also wanted to share spaces. Over time, she realized that the service was both a business and a social practice art project.
As the team grows and we collectively define the practice over time, its basic tenets have stayed the same: care for community enables each of us to thrive. Listings Project aims to be a support in the search process for housing and employment opportunities.
One of the things that makes Listings Project different from every other real estate or job listing site is how carefully we vet our listings. We vet and personally review each listing to make sure they meet our standards for equity and inclusion and we check for discriminatory or biased language. Our goal with vetting is to make sure that every listing you see is thoughtful, inclusive and personal.
Listings Project has built out corners of the internet and lived space where we can support each other, one-to-one, and as a group. This work has made us better contributors everywhere we find ourselves in the world — not just on Listings Project — and we hope the same is true for you. Thank you for everything you do to nurture Listings Project day in and day out.
“SPINNING ART, OR MONEY, OUT OF E-MAIL”
IMAGE CREDIT: KIRSTEN LUCE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
STEPHANIE’S ART STUDIO WHERE LISTINGS PROJECT BEGAN