My research focuses on three key areas within urban policy and planning: housing, communities, and land-use. I primarily focus on vulnerable neighborhoods that are facing pressures of austerity, gentrification, and displacement in large U.S. cities, though I have also worked in a comparative context.
I currently am working on projects about the redevelopment of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and a mixed-methods study on the experience of public housing tenants living in privately-managed public housing through the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. I also maintain a stream of collaborative research projects, including work on the institution of zoning and a study on the links between homelessness, gentrification, concentrated poverty, and displacement.
My research has been used in campaigns on rent stabilization, the privatization of public housing, and fair housing initiatives.