Kimberly Driggins talks about her work.

Kimberly Driggins is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Washington Housing Conservancy.

Launched in 2018, WHC preserves affordable and workforce housing, prevents displacement, and promotes economic mobility, especially for low- and moderate-income African Americans and other people of color. WHC is committed to creating thriving, inclusive, mixed-income communities throughout the D.C. region.

Driggins has an extensive background in urban planning and real estate development and prior to her appointment at WHC, served as director of strategic planning for the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department. Ms. Driggins also served as associate director of citywide planning for the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning from 2008-2015.

Driggins is a nationally recognized expert in urban placemaking and has creative placemaking projects in both Detroit and Washington, DC.  She currently serves on the boards of Project for Public Spaces and PennPraxis.  She has a BA degree from Hampton University and an MPP from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

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