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Carolina Reid

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Metropolitan Policy Program

Carolina Reid, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley and the Faculty Research Advisor for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. Carolina specializes in housing and community development, with a specific focus on place-based anti-poverty strategies, including policy efforts to expand access to affordable housing and homeownership for low-income and minority households. She has most recently published research on the impact of the foreclosure crisis on low-income and minority communities, the role of the Community Reinvestment Act during the subprime crisis, and borrowers’ experiences in navigating housing and mortgage markets.  At the Terner Center, Carolina is focused on two main areas of research: identifying policies that can help to expand the supply of affordable housing in California, and assessing the effectiveness of programs designed to address the challenges associated with severely distressed public housing (including HOPE SF and the Rental Assistance Demonstration).

Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Carolina worked for a year at the Center for Responsible Lending, where she undertook policy analyses on how provisions in Dodd-Frank could affect future access to credit for lower-income and minority households. Before that, Carolina served as the Research Manager for the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for six years. At the SF Fed, Carolina published numerous journal and policy articles on topics related to housing and community development.  She also helped to build the capacity of local stakeholders — including banks, nonprofits, and local governments — to undertake community development activities, especially in the areas of affordable housing, early childhood education, asset building, and neighborhood revitalization.

Carolina has also held positions with the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., where she published research on urban environmental issues and the environmental impacts on health; the Environmental Health and Social Policy Center in Seattle, where she contributed to the evaluation of Jobs-Plus, a welfare-to-work demonstration targeted to residents living in public housing developments; and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment based out of Penang, Malaysia, where she managed an effort to understand how indigenous knowledge about environmental change could be integrated into international environmental decision-making processes.

Carolina holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Human Geography from the University of Washington-Seattle.

Carolina Reid, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley and the Faculty Research Advisor for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. Carolina specializes in housing and community development, with a specific focus on place-based anti-poverty strategies, including policy efforts to expand access to affordable housing and homeownership for low-income and minority households. She has most recently published research on the impact of the foreclosure crisis on low-income and minority communities, the role of the Community Reinvestment Act during the subprime crisis, and borrowers’ experiences in navigating housing and mortgage markets.  At the Terner Center, Carolina is focused on two main areas of research: identifying policies that can help to expand the supply of affordable housing in California, and assessing the effectiveness of programs designed to address the challenges associated with severely distressed public housing (including HOPE SF and the Rental Assistance Demonstration).

Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Carolina worked for a year at the Center for Responsible Lending, where she undertook policy analyses on how provisions in Dodd-Frank could affect future access to credit for lower-income and minority households. Before that, Carolina served as the Research Manager for the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for six years. At the SF Fed, Carolina published numerous journal and policy articles on topics related to housing and community development.  She also helped to build the capacity of local stakeholders — including banks, nonprofits, and local governments — to undertake community development activities, especially in the areas of affordable housing, early childhood education, asset building, and neighborhood revitalization.

Carolina has also held positions with the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., where she published research on urban environmental issues and the environmental impacts on health; the Environmental Health and Social Policy Center in Seattle, where she contributed to the evaluation of Jobs-Plus, a welfare-to-work demonstration targeted to residents living in public housing developments; and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment based out of Penang, Malaysia, where she managed an effort to understand how indigenous knowledge about environmental change could be integrated into international environmental decision-making processes.

Carolina holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Human Geography from the University of Washington-Seattle.

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