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Kelly McElwain, Guest Contributor, Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC)

Kelly McElwain has spent the past decade advancing the preservation of affordable housing through her research and strides to improve data accessibility. She is currently the lead research analyst at the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC), where she is responsible for managing the National Housing Preservation Database and researching affordable rental housing programs. Her research has examined affordable housing preservation needs and programs, exposure of affordable housing to natural hazards, the characteristics of people receiving housing assistance, and initiatives affordable housing providers are engaged in to boost resident outcomes. Her work has helped localities across the country document their affordable housing stock and build the case for preservation efforts. Before joining PAHRC, Kelly assisted nonprofits with research projects, donor stewardship, and grant writing as an intern and consultant. Kelly holds a master’s degree in public policy and a Certificate in Survey Research from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science in Policy Studies and Biotechnology from Syracuse University. Contact Kelly at kmcelwain@pahrc.org.