Nicholas Kelly

Nicholas Kelly is a PhD student in Urban Studies and Planning at MIT working in the Housing, Community and Economic Development group (HCED). His research focuses on affordable housing and public policy, with a particular focus on segregation, fair housing, regulation, and political theory.

Nicholas has helped write an amicius brief for the Supreme Court in Bank of America et al. v City of Miami, co-ran MIT's Fair Housing Symposium on HUD's new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, and has contributed to the Furman Center's Dream Revisited Blog. He has also worked as a research fellow at New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development. 

Prior to MIT, Nicholas studied at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, where he received a Master in Public Affairs. Nick has also worked at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, as an aide for Senator Schumer and Elizabeth Warren, and at the National Economic Council at the White House.

Areas of Interest
Community Planning and Economic Development, Government, History and Theory of Planning, Housing, Law and Policy, Social Equity