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Rebecca Yae

Senior Research Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition

About Rebecca Yae

Rebecca works with the research team to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of state and local emergency rental assistance programs and other housing-related responses to COVID-19.

Rebecca is a recent graduate of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Michigan. During her graduate program, she worked on issues related to housing, regional planning, governance, racial equity, and coastal resiliency. As part of her capstone project, Rebecca supported União dos Movimentos de Moradia, São Paulo (Union of Housing Movements, São Paulo), União Nacional por Moradia Popular (National Union for Popular Housing), and Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra Leste 1 (Movement of Landless Workers of East District 1) in advocating for and enhancing a national legal framework for self-managed housing and collective property in Brazil. Prior to graduate school, Rebecca supported communities in identifying and addressing significant community health needs and evaluating health-related initiatives. Her work in community health led her to focus on social determinants of health and the intersection of health, housing, and urban policy. Rebecca received her B.A. in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.