Meet the Community

Tony Shu

My mission is to build a world where everyone has access to housing that fulfills their needs.

Tony Shu graduated from Harvard College in 2021 where he studied a special concentration in Urban Studies. Tony is the Co-Founder of Breaktime (, a non-profit social enterprise working to end young adult homelessness through purposeful transitional employment. Breaktime operates Boston’s first transitional employment program specifically for young adults experiencing homelessness. Tony has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 and BostInno 25 Under 25 lists, received an OZY Genius Award, and been recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. At Harvard, Tony was also a Roberts Family Technology Innovation Fellow, served as President of the Harvard College Real Estate Club, and danced with the Expressions Dance Company. In 2022, Tony received a Master’s of Management Science in Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar. Tony is also the co-founder of HiHome (, which aims to empower the next generation of homeowners. He is passionate about meditation, housing, and urban innovation.