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Elaine Ng

Elaine Ng is a regional economist with the Economic and Market Analysis Division (EMAD) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research in San Francisco. In this role, Elaine provides unbiased data and intelligence on local economic and housing market conditions throughout the nation for the Department and its stakeholders. This includes completing demand/supply market analysis reviews for multifamily housing proposals submitted for FHA mortgage insurance and publishing reports on the website of metropolitan comprehensive housing market studies, regional narratives and housing market profiles for the HUD US Housing Market Conditions quarterly report, and research on housing issues, such as gentrification. Elaine leads several of EMAD’s tasks forces, working on topics such as housing affordability, the development of analytical tools, and the review of economic and analytical housing models for field economists nationwide. Elaine joined HUD in 2010 after working as a research analyst with Compass Lexecon, an economics and business consulting firm that specializes in competition, antitrust and regulatory matters in a variety of sectors. She holds a dual B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, at Berkeley.