A Federal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar
presented by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia
Senior Advisor on Rental Assistance, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Peggy Bailey is the senior advisor on rental assistance in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Her responsibilities include improving policy and practices related to the department’s rental subsidy and supply programs. This includes the housing choice voucher and public housing programs, which help over 3 million people afford housing.
Before joining HUD, Bailey was the vice president of housing policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). She oversaw the center’s work to protect and expand access to affordable housing for people with low incomes. Before that, Bailey served as the director of Connect the Dots: Bridging Systems for Better Health, a CBPP initiative that identifies opportunities to strengthen the link between housing and health policy.
Throughout her career, she has provided vision and leadership as health, child welfare, and other systems of care recognize that access to affordable housing is a growing need for people with low incomes.
Before joining the Center in January 2016, Bailey was director of health systems integration for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, where she focused on finding sustainable funding sources for the services that people with histories of homelessness and chronic health conditions need to maintain their housing. She also worked for the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.
Bailey has a master of public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas and a B.A in government from the University of Notre Dame.
Senior Research Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Rebecca Yae is a senior research analyst at the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Her research focuses on tracking and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of state and local emergency rental assistance programs created or expanded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has a background in urban planning and public health.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Health x Housing Lab, NYU Langone Health
Giselle Routhier is a postdoctoral fellow at the Health x Housing Lab in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, conducting research at the intersection of health and housing.
Her primary research interests are housing insecurity and homelessness, with an emphasis on elucidating predictors and evaluating policy interventions. Routhier’s work has been published in Housing Policy Debate and the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. She has spent her career advocating for more effective policies to address homelessness in New York City.
Routhier has a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and an M.S.W. from Columbia University.
Elora Lee Raymond
Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology
Elora Lee Raymond is an assistant professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Design at Georgia Tech. She is interested in the real estate finance, racial inequality, displacement, and housing issues following disasters.
Raymond has published research on housing wealth inequality and the relationship between financialization of rental housing and eviction-led displacement. She has ongoing projects on postdisaster eviction and migration following hurricanes and the COVID-19 housing crisis.
Raymond has had articles published in Cityscape, JPER, Urban Geography, Housing Studies, and Housing Policy Debate. Her research has been featured in The Economist, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, NPR’s Morning Edition, and ABC’s Good Morning America, among other news outlets.
Associate Professor, University of South Florida
Elizabeth Strom is associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of South Florida. Strom has been published on urban development and affordable housing issues in such journals as the Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Housing Policy Debate. She is the author of two books, Building the New Berlin: The Politics of Urban Development in Germany’s Capital (Lexington Books, 2001) and The Urban Politics Reader (Routledge, 2007).
Strom has a Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York, a master’s in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Prentiss Dantzler is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and a faculty affiliate with the School of Cities at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on housing policy, neighborhood change, and residential mobility, with a particular focus on housing assistance programs, race and ethnic relations, and community development. Dantzler’s work has been published in various academic journals, with recent articles in Cities; the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and the City; and Law and Inequality.
He has a Ph.D. in public affairs with a concentration in community development from Rutgers University–Camden, an M.P.A. from West Chester University, and a B.S. from Penn State University.
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Vincent Reina is an associate professor of planning and urban economics at the University of Pennsylvania and is the faculty director of the Housing Initiative at Penn. His research focuses on urban economics and development, housing policy, and inequality. Reina’s research has been published in various academic journals, and he coedited the PennPress book Perspectives on Fair Housing. His work has been featured in national media outlets and has directly informed local and national policy.
Assistant Professor, Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy
Eva Rosen is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Rosen is interested in social inequality in the urban context. In particular, she studies poverty and American housing policy. The Voucher Promise, her book about urban inequality and housing vouchers, was published by Princeton University Press in July 2020. She has been published in the American Sociological Review, City & Community, Social Problems, Housing Policy Debate, and the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, among others. She is a member of the Scholar Strategy Network. In 2018, Rosen was recognized as one of APPAM’s outstanding early career scholars and received the 40 for 40 fellowship.
She has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in sociology and social policy.
Assistant Professor of Real Estate, University of Washington
Gregg Colburn is an assistant professor of real estate in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. He has published research on housing and homelessness in journals such as Housing Policy Debate, Housing Studies, Urban Affairs Review, and Urban Studies. Previously, he worked as an investment banker and private equity professional. Colburn is a member of the Gates Foundation Family Homelessness Evaluation Committee and cochairs the Homelessness Research Initiative at the University of Washington. He is coauthor of the forthcoming book Homelessness Is a Housing Problem (University of California Press).
Colburn has a Ph.D. and M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Raphael W. Bostic took office June 5, 2017, as the 15th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for all the Bank’s activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. In addition, he serves on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which covers Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The Bank has branches in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans.