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Ianna Kachoris

Program Officer

Ianna Kachoris is a Program Officer for Housing in U.S. Programs.

She has extensive experience in housing and policy, community development, and the critical role that affordable housing plays in affecting economic opportunity. In her most recent role as project manager of The Pew Charitable Trust’s Economic Mobility Project, she was responsible for directing the programmatic aspects of the project, overseeing the research agenda, and guiding outreach and policy strategy.

Prior to joining Pew, Kachoris served as Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Economic Development to Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and coordinated the senator’s agenda to help create and retain economic opportunities in Massachusetts. She advised Kennedy on issues ranging from housing and community development to telecommunications, research and development, international trade and economic policy, and was his liaison to the Joint Economic Committee of the House and Senate.

Previously, Kachoris was manager of Midwest Regional Initiatives for the Fannie Mae Foundation and worked at the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago. She began her career as an analyst with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Evaluation and Inspections conducting program evaluations of federal programs including TANF, Head Start, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Kachoris received a Masters in Public Policy from the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Emory University.

Ianna Kachoris works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

Policy Research

Housing