Katie Starr grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow and has a strong passion for health and educational equity. Her time at HAC allowed her to more fully understand the role of affordable housing within anti-poverty work. Additionally, she is excited to have developed a strong interest in creative placemaking and community development. In her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele, playing any outdoor sports, and spending time with friends.
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.