Our next installment of our Winter Thought Leader Series features Eva Trimble, Executive Vice President for Strategy & Innovation for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Eva will join us for a discussion moderated by Hunter College, Urban Policy & Planning Professor Nicholas Bloom on the future of management at NYCHA and specifically speak about the implementation of NYCHA’s Transformation Plan, which was recently approved by the federal monitor.
Eva Trimble was appointed Executive Vice President for Strategy & Innovation for the New York City Housing Authority in September 2019.
Eva leads the Office of Strategy & Innovation, which provides a strategic, data-driven approach for the Authority to use scarce funding effectively and efficiently and improve service delivery for residents. In addition, she focuses on engagement with the federal monitor and stakeholders to structure and drive the development of a new, unified strategic vision and organization plan for the Authority. The Office of Strategy & Innovation includes Performance Management & Analytics Department and Strategic Planning Department.
Eva has worked for the City of New York for over 20 years, spending nearly a decade at the Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). At HPD, she served in various roles, most recently as Executive Deputy Commissioner with a portfolio that included Financial Management, Tenant Resources, Asset & Property Management, Technology, and Human Resources.
Eva received a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Eva is also an alumnus of the Coro New York leadership program. She lives in Washington Heights with her husband and two daughters.
Nicholas Dagen Bloom is a Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College. His research analyzes long-term planning outcomes in essential urban systems such as subsidized housing and mass transportation. He is the author of Suburban Alchemy (OSU, 2001), Merchant of Illusion (OSU, 2004), Public Housing That Worked (Penn, 2008), The Metropolitan Airport (Penn, 2015), and How States Shaped Postwar America (Chicago, 2019). He is co-editor of four edited collections including the prize-winning Public Housing Myths (Cornell, 2015) and Affordable Housing in New York (Princeton, 2015).
Professor Bloom has been quoted extensively on housing and other topics in media outlets including WNYC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. As a frequent contributor to Gotham Gazette, he has written extensively on issues related to public housing; his editorials have also appeared in Newsday, The Daily News, and City Limits. As a co-curator of housing exhibitions at Hunter College and the Skyscraper Museum, he has highlighted overlooked dimensions of community life. He has taught urban affairs courses to thousands of students in previous positions at NYIT, NYU, and Tulane.