Melanie Breault
Communications Manager


212-747-1117, ext. 15

Melanie Breault is ANHD's Communications Manager. She handles all internal and external communications needs for ANHD and offers help and guidance for its member groups and coalitions. Prior to joining ANHD full-time, she was one of their Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellows working with the community development non-profit Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) in Washington Heights on affordable housing development and community organizing. She received her Master of Science in Urban Policy and Leadership (MSUPL) from Hunter College's Urban Policy and Planning program where she served as the Editor-In-Chief of the department's magazine Urban Review; and she recevied Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College where she worked with the Park Center for Independent Media. During her time there, she interned with The Nation magazine and The Laura Flanders Show. Now, Melanie serves on the boards of City Limits and the New York City chapter of Women, Action & The Media (WAM!NYC) and spends her free time working on a podcast about creative women, writing about women’s health issues, and walking her German Shepherd mix Clarkson through the park in Brooklyn. You can see samples of her photography and communications work on her website.

Melanie's Blogs

October 12, 2017
Communities are paying close attention these days to exactly what kind of affordable housing is being promised to their neighborhood because they want to ensure that the housing is really meeting the greatest local and city need.  
September 28, 2017
Two weeks ago, ANHD put out an infographic comparing the affordable housing created and preserved under the de Blasio administration’s Housing New York Plan to the real needs of New York City’s residents.
September 13, 2017
In July, the de Blasio administration released its annual report on progress made towards the target numbers of affordable units created and preserved as laid out in the Housing New York Plan. Tomorrow, the City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings will hold an HPD oversight hearing which look at the tools the City uses to create and preserve affordable housing.
August 3, 2017
Last week, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) announced that four New York City groups will receive $1.65 million in funding to assist in the development, expansion, and education of community land trusts. While a modest sum, the move demonstrates a step from the City to support creative approaches to strengthening community control of public land resources.
July 14, 2017
“When they say cut back, we say fight back… Cut Back! Fight Back!” On Wednesday, July 12th, thousands of tenants from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C. for a day of action protesting the proposed $7.4 billion funding cut to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).