Lora Engdahl

Publications Director

Biography
Lora Engdahl joined EPI in 2011 with 20 years of experience creating accessible, actionable publications for nonprofit, corporate, and government entities in the housing, finance, and community development fields. Engdahl oversees the editing, design, and production of EPI’s research products and marketing materials, ensuring that books, reports, brochures, charts, and other print and online documents communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively to intended audiences.

Prior to joining EPI, Engdahl ran a consulting business providing writing, editing, and project management services to a wide range of clients, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Brookings Institution, Fannie Mae Foundation, Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, National Academy of Public Administration, Urban Institute, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Published works include From Despair to Hope, a book on public housing she coedited with former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros. A longtime freelance journalist, Engdahl’s articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and many other publications.

Education
B.A., Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign