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HUD’s AHS Team Welcomes New Director and Survey Statistician

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HUD is very pleased to announce new hiring for our AHS team here in the Office of Economic Affairs, Housing and Demographic Analysis Division (HDAD)! Please join us in welcoming Drs. George Carter and Emily Molfino to their new roles.

George Carter is the New Director of the Housing and Demographic Analysis Division (HDAD) at HUD!

George Carter, Director of the Housing and Demographic Analysis Division (HDAD) at HUD  

Dr. Carter joined HDAD (the Division that oversees the AHS) as a Social Science Analyst in 2013. He was promoted to the position of Senior Survey Statistician in 2018 and Director in 2021. Before coming to HUD, Dr. Carter worked for 7 years at the U.S. Census Bureau: 2 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Survey Methods Research and 5 years as a Survey Statistician in the American Housing Survey Branch. He is an Urban Sociologist and Survey Methodologist by training and has conducted research on homelessness, residential segregation, housing affordability, housing quality, housing insecurity, neighborhoods, negative equity, foreclosure, home equity conversion mortgages, utility costs, sexual orientation and gender identity measurement, and poverty measurement.

Dr. Carter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy from Haverford College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. He spends most of his free time with his wife, son, and daughter and some of his time running, hiking, playing guitar, and listening to lots of different music genres. An avid soccer fan and dad, he recently retired from coaching his son’s soccer and futsal teams, which he coached since 2014.


Welcoming Emily Molfino as the New Survey Statistician on HUD’S HDAD team!

Emily Molfino, Survey Statistician on HUD’S HDAD team  

Dr. Molfino comes to us from the U.S. Census Bureau. While at the Census, Dr. Molfino worked extensively on modernizing the American Housing Survey using administrative data and process improvements. During this time, Dr. Molfino also produced research on the use of housing administrative data, which was published in Cityscape. She also developed the Urbanization Perceptions Small Area Index (UPSAI), available on the HUD User website.

Dr. Molfino received her doctorate in Political Science from Arizona State University. During her studies, she focused on international affairs, public policy, and methodology.

In her free time, Dr. Molfino enjoys one-way conversations on dinosaurs and space by her 5-year-old daughter, SF Giants baseball, and enjoying D.C.