Senior Research Associate
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Housing and wealth
Hannah Thomas is a senior research associate at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. She recently completed her PhD, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, examining how foreclosure sales impact neighborhoods. She conducted earlier research on families' experiences of foreclosure with the City of Boston between 2007 and 2008. Hannah is the project manager for the project "Leveraging Mobility," a multi-site interview study examining the interaction of race, assets and social mobility. Her additional work at IASP examines the impact of foreclosures on wealth in communities of color and the intersection of individual and community assets. Prior to working at Brandeis University, she worked as a research associate for a community development organization in Maine, researching and evaluating the impacts of asset-related policies and programs. Hannah has written and published works on community development finance and foreclosures and has presented at several national meetings of asset practitioners and researchers. She holds a MA Cantab in Geography and an MA in Social Policy and Sociology.
Brandeis University, Ph.D.
Brandeis University, M.A.
University of Cambridge, M.A.
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