New Visiting Scholar
Lyz Gaumer is a Visiting Scholar at NCCF working to complete her dissertation on the impact of affordable housing on the well-being of low-income New Yorkers. She is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Chicago. Her scholarly research aligns closely with her ongoing work as Assistant Commissioner of Research and Evaluation at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the country’s largest municipal developer of affordable housing. In her role at HPD, Lyz leads a team of applied researchers and survey methodologists to gather data and conduct research on housing in New York City, focusing on the need for, and impact of, policies that support current and future residents. Lyz is the Survey Director of the NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey, a representative survey of 30,000 households that has been conducted by the US Census Bureau on behalf of the City since 1965 and Co-Principal Investigator of the NYC Housing and Neighborhood Study, a randomized control trial that evaluates the impact of affordable housing on recipient households, caregivers, and children.