DUSP Alumna to Head MassHousing

Please join us in congratulating Chrystal Kornegay (MCP '97) who will become the first woman and the first person of color to lead MassHousing.

In Adrian Walker's Boston Globe piece, Kornegay says, 'I don’t think of myself as the typical kind of person to do this job, because I grew up black and poor, I pulled myself up by my bootstraps, but I had to make my boot and my straps. Even if you look at people of color in these roles, it’s not the black woman in dreads from Bed-Stuy.’

While at studying at DUSP, Kornegay demonstrated her commitment to affordable housing, writing her thesis on how HOPE VI - and the relationship between key actors in public housing - affected the impacts of income mixing in those communities.

Her thesis, The Hope of Public Housing: How Income Mixing is Expected to Transform Public Housing, is available via DSpace here.

Read the full Boston Globe coverage of Kornegay's appointment here.

Image credit: Making Massachusetts Great: The Official Blog of the Office of the Massachusetts Governor