Erin Boggs, Esq., Executive Director, [email protected], 860-610-6040 x3511
Erin Boggs has worked on issues of equity, particularly in the context of housing, for almost 20 years. After dedicating six years to a range of fair housing issues, such as the foreclosure crisis, the housing challenges faced by people with disabilities, and housing discrimination based on a range of characteristics such as the presence of children, the use of government housing subsidies, and race and ethnicity, Ms. Boggs recognized the need for an organization specifically focused on the intersection of inequality and geography.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Ms. Boggs served in a range of roles including as Deputy Director of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center. While at the Center she spearheaded the organization’s work on opportunity and race. Ms. Boggs also worked for the CT American Civil Liberties Union as a Staff Attorney and Interim Legal Director and practiced law with a national antitrust firm. Ms. Boggs worked at the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown University Law School and at the Center for National Policy, both in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Boggs has extensive fundraising experience, successfully obtaining funding from national and local foundations as well as state and federal funding sources. She served as a member of a group convened by the Ford Foundation to explore innovative approaches to sustainable development and housing integration. Ms. Boggs has also participated as a fair housing advisor in two Sustainable Community Initiative grants in the Connecticut region. These interagency collaborative federal grants are an effort to bring together considerations of sustainable and equitable growth to foster better regional planning.
Ms. Boggs has been involved in the production of a range of publications including those addressing zoning, opportunity, equity, and affirmatively furthering fair housing. She made substantial contributions to the 2015 Connecticut Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. Ms. Boggs is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Georgetown University School of Law. A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Boggs attended the D.C. Public Schools.