Tracy KaufmanChief Operating Officer
Tracy Kaufman joined the National Housing Trust in 2003 to oversee the Trust’s work on state and local public initiatives that raise awareness of and develop innovative solutions to the complex issues surrounding the preservation of affordable, multifamily housing. She was responsible for developing a comprehensive national database of state preservation programs (www.prezcat.org), is regularly consulted on state preservation trends and best practices and frequently participates in panel discussions. In 2016, Tracy became the Chief Operating Officer of NHT.
Prior to joining NHT, Tracy spent six years at Aspen Systems Corporation where she was responsible for managing HUD’s University Partnerships Clearinghouse. In that capacity, Tracy coordinated grantee and technical assistance meetings, peer reviews, national conferences, newsletters, and publications. She was also responsible for a website that received more than 70,000 hits each month. She prepared budgets and tracked the financial status of the contract, managed full time project staff as well as freelance personnel, generated new business opportunities, and ensured that all projects met deadlines, budgets and high quality levels.
Tracy also spent five years at the National Low Income Housing Coalition -- analyzing affordable housing needs data, interpreting information, and disseminating data in user-friendly formats. She developed information for advocacy campaigns and educational purposes at the national, state, and local levels, produced high-profile analytical research and quantitative projects, and responded to media inquiries and data requests from constituents.
Tracy has more than 24 years of experience in housing and community development and has authored or co-authored reports, guides and articles on affordable housing issues. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University.