Arica Young

Associate Director, Underserved Mortgage Markets Coalition (UMMC) and Innovations in Manufactured Homes Network (I'm Home)

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Arica Young is an associate director focused on the Underserved Mortgage Markets Coalition (UMMC) and the Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I’’m HOME) Network. She leads efforts to build, facilitate, and support these two national coalitions focused on expanding homeownership opportunities for households. She is a seasoned policy, research, and program development professional with expertise that spans economic community development and resilience, zoning and land use, global trends in low-income and entry-level housing, and alternative community forms. Prior to joining the Lincoln Institute, Arica served as assistant director for the Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she worked to advance policy change in zoning and land-use, construction innovation, labor, alternative community design, and rural housing. Arica also served in multiple roles for the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, including as senior trade policy analyst and special adviser to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa.  She is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction and holds a PhD in planning, governance, and globalization from Virginia Tech, an MA in German/European Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and a BA in German from LaSalle University.