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Kyle DeMaria Kyle DeMaria

Community Development Research Analyst

Phone: (215) 574-3492
Fax: (215) 574-2512
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Kyle DeMaria joined the Community Development and Regional Outreach Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in October 2015. He conducts research on community development issues in order to provide actionable information to community stakeholders. His research interests focus on barriers to economic mobility and strategies for promoting equitable development.

Before joining the Bank, DeMaria completed his undergraduate education at the College of William and Mary, where his thesis examined the public service costs associated with spatial patterns of urban growth. While in Williamsburg, VA, he was a geographic information system (GIS) fellow at the AidData Center for Development Policy, engaging in geographic information science education and research. Previously, he interned with the Planning and Zoning Department in Cheltenham Township, PA, and served as a Mayor’s Intern with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, where he conducted planning research and supported civic engagement initiatives.

DeMaria has a B.A. with honors in human geography with a minor in economics from the College of William and Mary.

Fields of Interest

  • Equitable development
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Eviction and housing security
  • Municipal fiscal issues

Publications

“Accessing Economic Opportunity: Public Transit, Job Access, and Equitable Economic Development in Three Medium-Sized Regions” (with Alvaro Sanchez), December 2018
“How Does Last-Dollar Financial Aid Affect First-Year Student Outcomes? Evidence from the Bridging the Gap Study” (with Keith Wardrip and Eileen Divringi), May 2018
“Getting to Work on Time: Public Transit and Job Access in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” January 2018
“A Practitioner’s Summary: The Effects of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on Mortgage Lending in the Philadelphia Market” (with Lei Ding), June 2017

Data Tools

Home Mortgage Explorer (with Lisa Nelson, Layisha Bailey, and Matthew Klesta)