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Danielle Arigoni

Managing Director for Policy and Solutions

Danielle Arigoni is Managing Director for Policy and Solutions at National Housing Trust, where she provides strategic direction for the organization’s sustainability and resilience policy efforts, state and local advisory services, and partnerships to advance more climate-responsive affordable housing solutions.

Prior to joining NHT in 2022, Danielle served as Director of Livable Communities at AARP where she designed and implemented a robust nationwide program through new publications, technical assistance programs, and strategic partnerships in support of AARP’s network of 600 communities and 53-state offices to advance more effective housing, transportation, disaster resilient, and public space decision-making, and create better communities for people of all ages.  Danielle also held several leadership positions in HUD’s Office of Sustainable Communities and EPA’s Smart Growth office between 2000 and 2017, playing a central role in developing policy and implementing programs under the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities, and in HUD’s groundbreaking $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition.

Danielle holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University, a BS in Planning from University of Oregon, and serves as a Board Member for the League of American Bicyclists and Smart Growth America.  She and her family live in Northern Virginia (but hail from California), where she can most likely be found biking, hiking, volunteering, or writing a forthcoming book on climate-resilient communities (to be published by Island Press in fall 2023).