Amanda Hermans
Amanda Hermans
Research Analyst
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

Amanda Hermans is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center. Her research interests include community development, housing affordability, public transit access, and economic equity. She previously worked as a research assistant with The Lab @ DC, a scientific research team in the District of Columbia Mayor’s administration, where she used evidence-based research and civic design practices to evaluate and improve the District’s housing and transit programs.

Hermans has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies from Northwestern University and a master of public policy degree from American University, where she focused on urban and environmental policy analysis.

Research Areas
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Community and economic development
Community development finance and CDFIs
Racial inequities in neighborhoods and community development
Housing affordability