Eric Hangen, AICP, is the Principal of I Squared Community Development Consulting, LLC, which provides strategic planning, market research, program evaluation, and financial modeling consulting to nonprofit clients nationwide. In his role as a Senior Research Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy, he researches trends in impact investing and opportunity finance in the United States.
Eric has worked in the community development field for over 20 years. As a Management Consultant with NeighborWorks America, Eric helped nonprofit corporations across the country develop neighborhood revitalization, strategic, and business plans. Before coming to NeighborWorks, Eric worked as the senior planning advisor for the city of Caguas, Puerto Rico. He has also worked as a planner for the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration and as a project manager in neighborhood economic development for the New York City Department of Business Services.
Eric also was the founding Board President of the Aquaya Institute, an international non-governmental organization providing research and consulting services to reduce the incidence of water-related disease in the developing world. He continues to serve on the organization’s board.
Eric has a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from Brown University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is fully bilingual, Spanish / English.