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Expertise: Housing

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.

By Sarah Edelman
Recovering from Hurricane Maria Requires an Extensive Federal ResponseCenter for American ProgressOctober 12, 2017
Safe, Strong, and Just Rebuilding After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and MariaCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2017
The House Republican Budget Would Eliminate Critical Disaster Relief FundingCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2017
The Art of a Devastating Deal for Distressed CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2017
President Trump’s Dangerous CHOICECenter for American ProgressApril 19, 2017
An Analysis of the House Republicans’ Plan to Dismantle Financial ReformCenter for American ProgressApril 19, 2017
The 2008 Housing CrisisCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2017
The Importance of Dodd-Frank, in 6 ChartsCenter for American ProgressMarch 27, 2017
Foreclosure fanatic: Mnuchin’s past actions make him a risky selectionThe HillJanuary 29, 2017
Treasury Secretary Nominee Steve Mnuchin’s Bet Against SeniorsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 18, 2017
Toward Jobs and JusticeCenter for American ProgressJanuary 9, 2017
The Role of Midwestern Housing Instability in the 2016 ElectionCenter for American ProgressNovember 29, 2016
Opportunities for Promoting Credit for Affordable Housing in Rural AmericaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2016
Protecting Communities on the Road to RecoveryCenter for American ProgressJune 28, 2016
5 Affordable Housing Objectives the Duty to Serve Rule Could Accomplish in Underserved AreasCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2016
Gutting Financial Regulations Won’t Help Community BanksCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2016
Financial Rollbacks Would Leave Coal in Consumers’ StockingsCenter for American ProgressDecember 2, 2015
The Uneven Housing RecoveryCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2015
Interactive Map: The Uneven Housing RecoveryCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2015
Improving Student Loan ServicingCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2015
Lending for SuccessCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2015
Do Not Gut Financial Reform in the Name of Helping Small BanksCenter for American ProgressJuly 7, 2015
Lease Purchase Failed Before—Can It Work Now?Center for American ProgressApril 29, 2015
5 Ways America’s Newest Landlords Can Win the Public’s TrustCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2014
How Auctioning Troubled Mortgages Can Boost the Housing RecoveryBankThinkSeptember 24, 2014
Meet the New Landlords: The Rise of Single-Family Investors in the Housing MarketFederal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoSeptember 22, 2014
As More Households Rent, How Can We Encourage Them to Save?Center for American ProgressSeptember 10, 2014
Is the FHA Distressed Asset Stabilization Program Meeting Its Goals?Center for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2014
Can FHFA Save the Mortgage Market?Center for American ProgressMay 23, 2014
What Happens When Wall Street Owns the Neighborhood?Center for American ProgressFebruary 27, 2014
When Wall Street Buys Main StreetCenter for American ProgressFebruary 27, 2014
Why the Nation’s Housing Market Needs Mel WattCenter for American ProgressNovember 7, 2013
Another Ploy to Rip Off HomeownersU.S. News & World ReportSeptember 20, 2013
Cash for Homes: Policy Implications of an Investor-Led Housing RecoveryCenter for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2013
Student-Loan Debt Has a Rippling Negative Effect on the Broader EconomyCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2013