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New PHRC Housing Affordability Specialist position filled

Date: 6/5/2023

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center is pleased to announce some exciting new changes to the PHRC team. As of June 5, 2023, Rachel Fawcett will be transitioning to a newly created position titled the PHRC Housing Affordability Specialist. This new position was created as a demonstration of the PHRC’s strategic investment in supporting areas of the residential construction industry with critical needs and with engagement opportunities. With broader national, state, and regional investments in housing affordability programs, weatherization, and home performance, the addition of the PHRC Housing Affordability Specialist will position the PHRC well to participate in these programs through training, content creation, and research.

Rachel brings a wealth of professional experience in housing affordability and a comprehensive educational background with her bachelor of architecture degree and a master of professional studies degree in Community and Economic Development, both from Penn State. In her previous role, Rachel has been a critical member of the PHRC team since 2017 as the Center has taken on new initiatives through online and on-demand learning. Her combination of education and experience along with her passion for housing affordability issues will lead the PHRC team into exciting new directions and opportunities.

Please join the PHRC in welcoming Rachel into her new role as the PHRC Housing Affordability Specialist!



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

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