Rachel G. Bratt, PhD
Professor Emerita, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department, Tufts University & Senior Research Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University
Rachel Bratt’s research is focused primarily on housing problems facing low-income households and the role of nonprofit organizations in supplying decent, affordable housing. She has an ongoing interest in Community Land Trusts and in the unique ways in which they provide attractive housing opportunities. Rachel is the author or co-author of dozens of articles, appearing in both academic and popular outlets, as well as a number of professional reports. She is the author of Rebuilding a Low-Income Housing Policy and a co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Housing and A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda. Before joining the Tufts faculty, she worked as a professional planner in the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. She also served or is currently serving on a number of national, state and local boards and advisory committees.