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Annette Mann Bourne

Research & Policy Director, HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University

Area of Expertise Housing affordability; community development; land use and planning
“ It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. - E.E. Cummings ”

My Story

Annette is responsible for the overall management of the research program, including the annual Housing Fact Book. Prior to joining HWRI, she was the Training Manager for Grow Smart RI. Annette also spent 10 years at Rhode Island Housing in several positions, including Technical Assistance Coordinator, Assistant Director of the Policy Division, and Manager of Grants and Research. She served as the technical liaison to municipalities regarding the planning of low- and moderate-income housing and related housing research. Before moving to Rhode Island, Annette managed the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of a Vermont Community Land Trust in Springfield, VT, and was also the Program Coordinator for the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Annette holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boston University. and an A.L.M. with a Concentration in Government from the Harvard University Extension School.