Kevin Progar serves as an Initiative Director at the Center for Community Investment. Previously, Kevin worked as the project director for the UPMC Center for Social Impact’s Homeward initiative, which improved affordability and access to housing for UPMC Health Plan members and the communities where they live. Homeward was designed as a comprehensive approach to create healthy housing options by braiding funding and developing cross-sector collaborations. From 2019 to 2022, this portfolio aligned $30,000,000 of resources ranging from charitable giving, in-kind services, state tax credits, value-based purchasing agreements, land donations, and mission related investments to address housing needs. Before joining UPMC, Kevin helped members of the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania navigate the post-Affordable Care Act landscape by advocating for a greater understanding of health literacy and tackling community health needs through multidisciplinary approaches. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.