Anya Brickman Raredon has been with AHI since 2013 and has been instrumental in developing AHI into a dynamic organization with global reach and impact. Anya directs AHI projects worldwide including strategic planning with affordable housing entities, designing affordable housing strategies, analyzing housing affordability, mapping housing value chains, and developing financial models to provide access to housing finance for low-income families.
Her passion for this work is driven by a desire to leverage physical, legal, financial, economic, and social systems to provide stable and affordable housing solutions to populations in need.
Anya leads AHI’s work in formalizing and redeveloping informal settlements and post-disaster urban areas, directs AHI’s Thought Leadership initiatives and collaborations with academic institutions, including Harvard and MIT, and mentors the team.
She previously served as Oxfam America’s Shelter and Settlements Coordinator in Port-au-Prince, designing the strategic operational plan for the Haiti Shelter Program, creating a pilot housing program, and conducting several case studies on post-earthquake housing projects. She also served as the Haiti Projects Manager at the Center for Advanced Urbanism at MIT and has worked extensively on community-based reconstruction strategies in post-earthquake Haiti.
Anya received a Master’s in City Planning from MIT in 2011 and a BA from Yale in 2004 with Honors in Architecture. She also holds certificates in International Law and International Humanitarian Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain through EdX, and a certificate in International Housing Finance from the Wharton School of Business. She has a working knowledge of Spanish and a basic understanding of French and Haitian Kreyol. When she is not working hard at solving low-income housing challenges, she can be found choreographing dances.