Hillary Caldwell

PhD Student in Environmental Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center

New York, NY

(646) 300-5526


Hillary is interested in the potential of CLTs to de-commodify and democratize housing and social reproduction more broadly. Currently she is working with a grassroots activist organization in NYC on a Participatory Action Research project that hopes to lay the groundwork for a city-wide CLT that utilizes the city’s vacant and abandoned properties while serving and empowering very low-income households. She is also working with Susan Saegert and the Housing Environments Research Group to develop a national study of the meaning and significance of living in a CLT. Hillary came to this topic after doing an independent study of a Limited-Equity Cooperative in NYC, which revealed the potential of non-speculative, collectively owned and governed housing to support an aging population.

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