Senior Research Associate, Center for Housing Policy
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Robert Hickey is a senior research associate with the Center for Housing Policy – the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference in Washington, DC. He is currently undertaking a Network-sponsored research project of the challenges and opportunities for community land trusts in transit-oriented development. Also at the Center, Robert is conducting a national scan of contemporary issues and best practices in inclusionary housing policy, and an analysis of how housing and transportation costs are affecting lower-income households in the largest metropolitan areas. Before the Center, Robert worked as a planning and economic consultant at Strategic Economics, where he wrote on policy and planning strategies for creating affordable homes in transit-oriented communities for clients such as the Enterprise Foundation and San Francisco Foundation. More recently, he managed a comprehensive affordable housing initiative in Marin County, California. Robert holds a masters’ degree in city and regional planning from the University of California – Berkeley.