Front: Emily Klein, Reine Rambert, Chichi Anyoku, Hannah Hoyt, Sophie Dover
Back: Kyle Miller, David Luberoff (JCHS Deputy Director), Anna Carlsson, Chris Herbert (JCHS Managing Director), Isaac Stein
(Not pictured: Erick Diaz, Margaret Haltom, Hangsoo Jeong, Samantha Saona)

CAMBRIDGE, MA - This summer, 12 research projects and student internships are being funded by the Joint Center for Housing Studies. The students are being funded through the Center's Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development, the Harvard Graduate School of Design's (GSD) Community Service Fellowship Program, and a Fellowship in Housing and Community Development for Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) students.


The Gramlich Fellows in Community and Economic Development will be working on research projects overseen by the Joint Center for Housing Studies and NeighborWorks® America. The fellows are:

  • Margaret Haltom, a Master in Urban Planning (MUP) student at the GSD, who will be exploring efforts to develop neighborhood resident leaders, with a particular focus on NeighborWorks’ Community Leadership Institute initiative.
  • Hannah Hoyt, a Master in Architecture (M Arch) student at the GSD, who will be examining how non-profit entities might use design strategies to reduce the cost of building new housing in the communities that they serve.

The GSD Community Service Fellows are:

  • Anna Carlsson, a MUP/JD student, who will be researching community land trusts as part of NeighborWorks® America's new Shared Equity Housing Initiative.
  • Erick Diaz, a MUP student, who will be researching how policy-level tools can maximize affordable housing units at the California Housing Partnership.
  • Hangsoo Jeong, an M Arch student, who will be working with the Boston Planning & Development Agency on projects designed to enhance urban resilience.
  • Emily Klein, a MUP student, who will be working at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Inclusionary Housing Unit on projects to better track, analyze, and communicate information related to the city’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program.
  • Kyle Miller, a MUP/MPH student, who will be working with the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness in Boston to research and conduct data analysis on state initiatives addressing youth homelessness.
  • Samantha Saona, an MDes/ULE student, who will be working with the Urbanism and Infrastructure department of Corporación del Proyecto ENLACE in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on housing relocation for families affected by flooding, as well as the development of a new Infrastructural Master Plan for the Caño Martín Peña area.
  • Isaac Stein, an MLA/MDes student, who will be working with ReBuild Metro in Baltimore to study and analyze development potential for the Johnston Square neighborhood.

The HKS Fellows in Housing and Community Development are:

  • Chichi Anyoku, an MPP/MBA student, who will be working with the Real Estate Transaction Services division of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, assisting with managing, evaluating, and executing real estate development projects and transactions.
  • Sophie Dover, an MPP student, who will be working with Chrysalis, nonprofit in Los Angeles dedicated to creating pathways to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals, to provide strategic support on community engagement as well as on political and media strategy.  
  • Reine Rambert, an MPP student, who will be working with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, an independent public interest law and policy center in Chicago, on advancing innovative solutions to quality of life issues in the region.

Additional information about our fellowships and grants.

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