Hannah Phalen

Hannah recently completed her Masters of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy. She got her start in housing policy at the Berkeley Student Cooperatives, where she lived and worked throughout the entirety of her undergraduate career. She contributed to housing research and advocacy at California Community Builders, and has since expanded her experiences during graduate school through research at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and the Urban Displacement Project, and through consultant city planning work at Urban Planning Partners. She is passionate about the need to build more homes, and is inspired by innovative housing models such as acquisition/rehab, ADUs, and alternative models for homeownership like community land trusts.