Collaborative Initiatives to Foster Health Equity and How to Use ADUs to Create More Affordable Housing: Research from our 2023 Gramlich Fellows

Location: Online only

Speaker(s): Aleks Czulak, Haewon Ma

Two approaches to strengthening communities will be the focus of presentations by our 2023 Gramlich Fellows in Community and Economic Development. 

In one presentation, Aleks Czulak, a Master of Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Masters of Business Administration student at MIT, will discuss how some community-based organizations have supported the development and sustainability of place-based partnerships focused on health, equity, and transformational local impacts. In the other presentation, Haewon Ma, a Master in Design Studies candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss how community-based organizations are using accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to provide affordable housing for older adults, immigrants, and others. 

The Gramlich Fellowship, which is co-sponsored by the Center and NeighborWorks® America, gives Harvard graduate students the opportunity to identify, research, publish, and present promising approaches for addressing challenges related to affordable housing and community development. Fellows, who carry out this work independently but in close consultation with staff from both organizations, present their work to practitioners, policymakers and others. They also produce a working paper published by both the Center and NeighborWorks® America. 

Accessory dwelling unit in back yard of home.