La-Brina Almeida

Policy Analyst

La-Brina Almeida is a Policy Analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. Her research is focused on housing in the state budget.

Her background is in Social Work, formerly working with populations ranging from those experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and more.  Prior to joining MassBudget, La-Brina worked at the Economic Progress Institute advancing statewide social service policy in her home state of Rhode Island. Her experiences as a social worker and community organizer early in her career reinforce her approach as an inclusive and equity-minded analyst, as she maintains a focus on community-driven public policy initiatives and solutions.  She has a long-standing racial equity focus as Rhode Island College School of Social Work’s 2018 Social Justice Awardee and Boston University Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow.

Recent

Statement on the Expired CDC Eviction Moratorium

Photo via Getty Images   Friend, Nobody deserves to wonder if one Supreme Court decision is the difference between keeping their family safely housed or …

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Piecemeal Progress: An Exploration of Massachusetts Housing Investments

There is a housing crisis in Massachusetts — pre-dating the pandemic and worsened by it. This paper explores the role the state budget plays in …

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A History of Racist Federal Housing Policies

Image transcription: A History of Racist Federal Housing Policies La-Brina Almeida, Policy Analyst 1933 The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) was established to assist homeowners …

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