Hannah Emple

Hannah Emple was a policy analyst with the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation. She provides research, analysis, and programmatic support on a range of topics related to household economic security and federal asset building policy. In particular, she focuses on U.S. housing policy, racial wealth disparities, and strategies to improve public benefits programs to promote the financial stability of low- and middle-income families.


Prior to joining the New America Foundation in 2011, Ms. Emple was a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow and conducted research in both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. about community-level barriers to food access, recent changes to federal nutrition programs, and the impact of social and economic policies on people with low income. Ms. Emple holds a B.A. in Geography and Community & Global Health from Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minn.

All Work

ASSET BUILDING, FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY and NEW AMERICA
Checking Your Balance in a SNAP

Food stamp recipients can use text messages to find out how much they have left—while in line at the grocery store.


Cool to be Kind: Coding to Combat Poverty

Hannah Emple examines a startup that’s trying to start up empowerment for the impoverished.


ASSET BUILDING
How Employer Credit Checks Are Keeping Black People Unemployed

Hannah Emple, a policy analyst for New America's Asset Building Program, was quoted in an article for The Root.


ASSET BUILDING
Using Concepts from the Field of Cognitive Science to Improve Self-Sufficiency Programs

Maya Brennan with the Center for Housing Policy published a new report.


EDUCATION POLICY
A Simple Policy Change to Help More Hungry Kids Eat? Where Do We Sign Up?

Debt collectors going after parents for lunch money? First graders going without food? This is a mess.


ASSET BUILDING
A Simple Policy Change To Help More Hungry Kids Eat? Sounds Great. Where Do We Sign Up?

Soon many U.S. schools will be able to expand their school meal programs to serve food to all students for free.


ASSET BUILDING
MyRA for Renters? Sounds Familiar

Building a savings option into the act of paying rent is a good idea.


ASSET BUILDING
Upcoming Event: 2014 Color of Wealth Summit

Managed by the Center for Global Policy Solutions


ASSET BUILDING
Obama Cares about Improving Economic Mobility – But Where are the Specifics?

"Opportunity is who we are. And the defining project of our generation is to restore that promise."


ASSET BUILDING
Americans’ Racially Divergent Experiences with Homeownership

Aspiring homeowners in the U.S. need meaningful attention to the dynamics of the housing and mortgage market that reinforce inequality.


ASSET BUILDING
An Assets Perspective to the War on Poverty: Health and Wealth

Incorporating what we’ve learned about the role assets play in mitigating health challenges.


ASSET BUILDING
In Poverty, No Privacy?