Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Jennifer Fauth, City of New York

The community development field is strong and well positioned to build on knowledge of what works and to prove the social, economic, and financial value of integrated programs.

Jennifer Fauth currently works for the City of New York in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. She works with private owners of subsidized housing developments to refinance and preserve the affordability of the projects. Prior to moving to New York, she graduated from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design with a master’s in Urban Planning. While at the GSD, Jenny focused her studies on transportation, affordable housing, and neighborhood development. She holds a BA in Architectural Studies from Brown University.

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