Evelyn Immonen is a Research and Policy Associate at the Housing Assistance Council, where she works with the Research and Information team to prepare research reports on rural housing and bridge the gap to real-world policy issues. She also represents HAC as part of the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, a program that brings creative placemaking and design to rural areas. She recently graduated from the University of Virginia where she earned a Bachelors in English and a Master of Public Policy degree. During her time in graduate school she served as the Teaching Assistant for a graduate-level policy writing course and wrote her Applied Policy Project on the opioid crisis in Indian Country. Evelyn is particularly interested in Native American communities due to her heritage with the Turtle Mountain Tribe and connection to many tribes in North and South Dakota.
September 10, 2019
After receiving over 80 deserving applications, we have identified 23 awardees and three workshop locations for the 2019 Citizens' Institue on Rural Design initiative.
July 24, 2019
How do we connect food security with rural design? Katie Starr, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow at the Housing Assistance Council, shares her experiences weaving the two areas together as part of her fellowship work.
June 7, 2019
This piece is a reflection from CIRD team member Evelyn Immonen on her experience at the Rural Generation Summit 2019, and the opinions are her own.
May 22, 2019
After much anticipation, we are pleased to open another opportunity to be a part of a CIRD, a national initiative around rural design and creative placemaking.
April 10, 2019
The National Endowment for the Arts has selected the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) as its partner for the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), one of the Arts Endowment’s leadership initiatives.