Christy Rubenstein joined DMA in July 2016, bringing significant experience in policy development, community engagement and advocacy on a wide range of housing and homelessness related issues. At DMA, she works primarily on homelessness-related issues, assisting clients with their Continuum of Care program applications and related year-round work to improve program outcomes.
Prior to joining DMA, Christy served as Policy Director at the Connecticut-based Partnership for Strong Communities, where she spent a decade in various roles furthering the organization’s campaigns to expand affordable housing and end homelessness by advancing policy solutions to various housing and homelessness issues. Her work covered a wide range of topics, including general housing conditions and needs, state and federal housing production programs, coordination of statewide homelessness efforts, land use planning and zoning, affordable housing preservation, and equitable transit-oriented development, among others. Christy also compiled, analyzed and presented data on housing and homelessness, organized events and oversaw content development for various media.
Christy also worked as a Research Assistant at the Cambridge Housing Authority in Massachusetts, where she analyzed agency operations and produced reports for HUD. Prior to that, she worked as a Policy Analyst with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations, where she analyzed operational issues for various City agencies. Upon graduating from college, Christy was an AmeriCorps volunteer and then worked as a paralegal at a small non-profit law firm that provides legal services to community organizations in the city of Baltimore.
Christy has a B.A. in American Studies and Sociology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Master of Urban Planning degree from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.