Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development
Devin Quirk, Chief of Staff and Former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow
Jessica Casey, MBTA, Former Rappaport Policy Fellow and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
Description of Fellowship
Through the Rappaport Fellowship, Monique had the opportunity to work for the Housing Innovation Lab at the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development. She worked on two exciting projects that helped improve constituent access to affordable housing resources. She created an affordable housing guide page for the City of Boston website. The page will help residents understand and find available resources to fit their individual housing needs. Her other project involved developing a framework for a universal affordable housing application portal. With the help of stakeholders in City Government and external partners, she recommended several policy options to improve the affordable housing application process for Boston residents.