Katharine Neuman has over a decade of experience in Urban Planning and Real Estate consulting. Katharine has successfully completed housing market studies for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit applications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Katharine has also consulted with not-for-profit and for-profit developers and government entities in the development and design of mixed-income and affordable housing in the northeast. Her clients include planning and urban design firms (Collabo, LRK), experienced developers (The Ingerman Group, Federation Housing, Community Investment Strategies, Hudson Companies), and municipalities (Township of Pemberton, City of Lewiston). Katharine’s most recent projects include:
- Lewiston, ME Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan and Market Analysis for Implementation Grant application
- Pemberton Township TCDI Corridor Study
- Easton, PA Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan
- Community Investment Strategies LIHTC Applications for Moorestown, Manalapan, and Wall Township, NJ
- Various market supply analysis reports for mixed-income and affordable housing developments in Philadelphia, PA
Katharine has conducted in-depth analysis on the impact of federal housing policies on local crime and economic development.
More specifically, she partnered with the Durham Housing Authority and the Durham Police Department’s Crime Analysis Division to analyze the effects of HOPE VI and Section 8 housing on local crime. This project included extensive interviews with local residents, police officers, and public officials.
Katharine previously worked for the City of Durham as a Project Manager in the Department of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD). Her projects included managing the Brownfields Job Training Program, team lead for the State of Durham’s Economy Convention, drawing state Senators and Representatives to highlight Durham’s fiscal and economic developments, management & tracking of funds from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act within OEWD, development of the Downtown Durham Commercial Property Enhancement Program, and grant writing. Katharine also worked as a licensed residential real estate agent in North Carolina.
Having received a Master’s in City & Regional Planning with a concentration in Housing & Community Development and Urban Design/Historic Preservation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Katharine conducted extensive analysis of the impact of federal housing policies on local crime and economic development. Katharine partnered with the Durham Housing Authority and the Durham Police Department’s Crime Analysis Division to analyze the effects of HOPE VI and Section 8 housing on local crime.