Sarah Edelman is the director of Housing Policy at American Progress. Her work focuses on foreclosure prevention, single-family rental, and promoting access to affordable housing. Edelman’s publications have been cited by The Financial Times, MSNBC, and Bloomberg, among others, and have been used as a resource by numerous advocacy and community groups across the country.
Prior to American Progress, Edelman worked in the areas of community development, community organizing, and consumer protection at Public Citizen, Community Legal Services, the office of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, Division of Consumer Protection. Early in her career, Edelman served as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador and an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Philadelphia.
Edelman holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.