Kendra J. Freeman

Director of Community Development & Engagement Metropolitan Planning Council , Chicago IL
Kendra J. Freeman

Kendra J. Freeman is the Director of Community Development & Engagement at Metropolitan Planning Council. In this role, she oversees the organization’s housing policy and equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) programs and guides its approach to community engagement. With 20 years of experience in program development and operations, she has held leadership positions in the private and nonprofit sectors with a focus on affordable housing and capacity building. Kendra holds a bachelor’s in sociology and a master’s in public administration from DePaul University.

Transforming investment in communities


CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and The California Endowment.

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