Erin Burns-Maine

Erin Burns-Maine is CPC’s Chief of Staff, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. In this role, Erin works directly with the company’s CEO to provide oversight and guidance on priority projects and strategic initiatives and serves as a liaison to management, staff and other key partners. Erin is also responsible for crafting the company’s policy agenda and working with a diverse set of stakeholders to advance CPC’s pro-housing and neighborhood-based policy priorities at the city, state and federal levels.

Prior to joining CPC, Erin served as Senior Director, Policy and External Affairs at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the nation’s largest public housing authority which serves more than 400,000 New Yorkers at 236 properties throughout the five boroughs. While at NYCHA Erin was responsible for directing the Housing Authority’s Federal Affairs agenda, setting budget and legislative priorities, analyzing regulatory changes, and managing partnerships with the New York Congressional Delegation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), federal advocacy and trade organizations and local elected officials and partner agencies. Her work also included assembling strategic teams to advance priorities which have included NYCHA’s preservation plan, criminal justice policy and child welfare partnerships, and tracking rulemaking related to immigration.

In addition to her work at NYCHA, Erin has held a number of positions where policy and housing intersect. She has served as the Director of State Policy for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), identifying and advancing policy priorities in 43 states. While at CSH, she also provided technical assistance on better alignment of public systems to serve the most vulnerable individuals, youth, and families in New York and New Jersey. Erin began her career working in housing and community development at the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation and the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning from Clark University, and completed the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.