Senior Research Associate
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Housing and wealth
- Boguslaw, Janet., Thomas, Hannah Louise, Sullivan, L., Meschede, T., Chaganti, S. Navigating the Economic Shock of Unemployment The Role of Savings and Assets in Family Economic Mobility and Well-Being.. Washington DC Pew Charitable Trusts: 2013. (forthcoming)
- Thomas, Hannah Louise. ""Stand Up Fight Back": How individuals, neighborhoods and cities respond to organized irresponsibility in foreclosures." Eastern Sociological Society Meeting, Boston, MA. 2013.
- Thomas, Hannah Louise. "Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience." Rev. of Measure of America 2010-2011: Mapping Risks and Resilience, by Kristen Lewis and Sarah Burd-Sharps. Journal of Economic and Social Geography vol. 104 of 1 2013: 126-128.
- Thomas, Hannah Louise. "Preserving Community Assets: Foreclosure Sales and the Neighborhood." Association for Public Policy and Management, Baltimore, MD. November 2012.
- Thomas, Hannah Louise. "Neighborhoods: Foreclosures’ Silent Victims.." Communities and Banking
- Thomas, Hannah Louise. "Neighborhoods: The Silent Victims." Foreclosure Fiascos, Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA. 2011.
- Thomas, Hannah Louise. "Foreclosure Sales: a Market Created by Contract." Association for Public Policy and Management, Boston, MA. 2010.
- Thomas, Hannah Louise. An Ethnographic View of Foreclosure’s Impact: Asset Stripping for People of Color.. Kirwan Institute: 2009.
- Dickstein, C, Buxbaum, L., Thomas, H. and McLaughlin, K. The Role of CDFIs in Addressing the Subprime Mortgage Market - a Case Analysis of New England. Washington DC CDFI Fund, US Department of Treasury: 2008.
- Thomas, Hannah Louise and Shapiro, Thomas. "Assets and Community." Community Economic Development: A Legal Guide for Advocates, Lawyers and Policymakers. Ed. Clay, R. and Jones, S. American Bar Association, 2008
- Thomas, Hannah Louise and Shapiro, Thomas. "Twenty-First Century Ownership: Individual and Community Stakes." Community Investments
- Thomas, Hannah Louise. "The Assets Framework: moving towards transformative transactions? A Case Study of Coastal Enterprises, Inc.." Re-engineering Community Development for the 21st Century.. Ed. Buss, T. and Fabiani, D.. National Academy of Public Administration, 2008
Hannah Thomas is a senior research associate at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. She recently completed her PhD, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, examining how foreclosure sales impact neighborhoods. She conducted earlier research on families' experiences of foreclosure with the City of Boston between 2007 and 2008. Hannah is the project manager for the project "Leveraging Mobility," a multi-site interview study examining the interaction of race, assets and social mobility. Her additional work at IASP examines the impact of foreclosures on wealth in communities of color and the intersection of individual and community assets. Prior to working at Brandeis University, she worked as a research associate for a community development organization in Maine, researching and evaluating the impacts of asset-related policies and programs. Hannah has written and published works on community development finance and foreclosures and has presented at several national meetings of asset practitioners and researchers. She holds a MA Cantab in Geography and an MA in Social Policy and Sociology.
University of Cambridge