Student
Nicholas Kelly

Nicholas Kelly is a PhD candidate 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 published in Housing Policy Debate and the Journal of Planning Education and Research. He also has helped write an amicus brief for the Supreme Court in Bank of America et al. v City of Miami, is the co-founder of MIT's Furthering Fair Housing project and co-ran MIT's Fair Housing Symposium on HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, and has contributed to the Furman Center's Dream Revisited Blog. He serves as a Housing Opportunities Research Fellow at the Boston Housing Authority, and 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