I’m a writer, editor and rapporteur specializing in affordable housing and economic opportunity. Previously I was a staff reporter at the Huffington Post, and have written for the New York Times and Slate. Prior to becoming a journalist I worked in the secondary mortgage market program at the North Carolina-based nonprofit Self-Help. Born and raised in Oklahoma, I have a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University, and a M.B.A. and M.R.P. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In my work, I combine my knowledge as a practitioner with my writing expertise to create straightforward, powerful communication products for a variety of audiences. Recent and current clients include the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program,  the Capital One Insights Center, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Kresge Foundation, the National League of Cities, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

Thank you for your interest in my work. I can be reached at:  loren (at) lorenberlin (dot) com.

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