Megan Haberle is Deputy Director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, where she has worked since 2012. She specializes in policy designs, public education, and technical assistance relating to government programs and civil rights, with a focus on advancing fair housing and environmental justice. She also serves as editor of PRRAC’s quarterly journal, Poverty & Race. Before coming to PRRAC, Megan worked at The Opportunity Agenda, a social justice policy and communications lab, and in private litigation practice in New York. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was an Executive Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, and Swarthmore College, where she studied anthropology. Prior to law school, she worked at the ACLU National Legal Department to support its racial justice litigation, and as an English teacher in South Korea. She is a member of the New York Bar.
Her publications include “Fair Housing and Environmental Justice: New Strategies and Challenges,” Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law; “Stacking the Deck: The Regulatory Accountability Act’s Threat to Civil Rights,” The American Prospect; “How Attacks on the Administrative State Can Be Attacks on the Most Vulnerable,” Spotlight on Poverty; the PRRAC report “Accessing Opportunity: Recommendations for Marketing and Tenant Selection in LIHTC and Other Housing Programs” (with Ebony Gayles and Philip Tegeler); “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in HUD Housing Programs: A First Term Report Card,” Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (with Philip Tegeler and Ebony Gayles); “Introducing HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard,” Clearinghouse Review; the Kirwan Institute, PRRAC, and Opportunity Agenda report, “Opportunity and Location in Federally Subsidized Housing Programs: A New Look at HUD’s Site & Neighborhood Standards As Applied to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit” (with Philip Tegeler, Henry Korman, and Jason Reece); the American Constitution Society Issue Brief, “Promoting Opportunity through Impact Statements: A Tool for Policymakers to Assess Equity” (with Alan Jenkins, Juhu Thukral, Nerissa Kunakemakorn, and Kevin Hsu); and “Human Rights in the State Courts,” Clearinghouse Review (a joint publication of The Opportunity Agenda’s Law & Policy team).