Regional & Community Outreach
Erin researches housing and other policies that impact the people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. She received a doctorate in urban planning and sociology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a masters in planning from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has published her work in Housing Policy Debate, Journal of the American Planning Association, City & Community, New England Community Developments, and Communities , Banking. Erin also manages the department's Visiting Scholar program
“Early Evidence from Massachusetts and Connecticut Suggests Nutritional Assistance Use Is Dramatically Increasing in New England During the Covid-19 Pandemic,” with Marybeth J. Mattingly and Catherine Tonsberg. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Field Note 20-1 (2020).
"The Effects of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic on Service Workers in New England,” with Sara Chaganti, Amy Higgins, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Sarah Ann Savage, and Catherine Tonsberg. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Issue Brief 20-1 (2020).
"Community Education Circles in the Lawrence Public Schools: Evaluation Design and Baseline Survey," with Katharine Bradbury, Mary A. Burke, John Brown, and Robert Triest. FRB Boston Current Policy Perspectives paper no. 17-1, (2017).
"Parent-School Relationships as an Educational Resource", with John Brown, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Issue Brief 17-02, (2017).
"Cross-Sector Connections in Rhode Island", Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Issue Brief 17-04, (2017).
Selecting for Safety: A Qualitative Meta-analysis of Neighborhood Violence and Residential Decision Making
Housing Policy Debate: A Qualitative Metasynthesis of the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship: Financial Pasts, Presents, and Futures of Community College Students of a Personal Finance Course, derived from Chapter 4 of the Boston Fed’s Resource Handbook for Community Colleges.
N.E. Journal of Higher Education: New Way to Break Down Barriers to Higher Education: Build "Financial Capabilities"
Rooms for Improvement: A Qualitative Meta-analysis of the Housing Choice Voucher Program
A Resource Handbook on Building the Financial Capabilities of Community College Students
How the Boston Case Can Inform Neighborhood Stabilization Policy
The Social Impact of Home Rehabilitation in Low-Income Neighborhoods