Panel Discussion Affordable Housing: Shaping the Future Today

MAYA BRENNAN Symposium Panelist

Maya Brennan engages in research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement as part of the Policy Advisory Group at the Urban Institute. She is a principal investigator on the How Housing Matters project, where she leads a research, policy, and communications team in clarifying housing’s connections with other social and economic outcomes and identifying and elevating evidence- based, cross-disciplinary solutions. In addition to broad housing affordability interests, Brennan has written on family homelessness, engaging investors in equitable and inclusive housing, and housing systems changes that could reduce hardship and promote well-being. She holds a BA in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and an MS in urban policy analysis and management from the New School, where she received the Jacob Kaplan Award. She is a prior member of the research team at the National Housing Conference and a vice president of the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing. She began her housing career as a landlord-tenant hotline counselor.


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