Chae Kim

Senior Analyst

Chae draws on her experience in community development, urban planning, and public policy to promote equity and resilience in cities.


Prior to joining HR&A, Chae was a Fellow with the Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Program based in Detroit, where she led citywide grants initiatives and multi-city collaborations to scale community development innovations. Prior to Kresge, Chae worked as a consultant in Deloitte’s Government and Public Services group based in Washington D.C. where she served clients spanning federal agencies, nonprofits, social enterprises and international organizations. She contributed to organizational digital transformations as well as the implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, helping jurisdictions undo patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities as part of the Fair Housing Act. Beyond US domestic work, Chae was a graduate intern at the United Nations Office of the Secretary-General, where she worked with UN leadership teams on strategic planning and policy research.

Chae has also written about housing policy. She co-authored a report analyzing housing production across the country with the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. For the Greenlining  Institute, she co-authored a policy brief highlighting inequitable home lending practices across California.

Chae has a Master of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and a  Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing from Georgetown University.