Eric Breit graduated from the Master’s program of City and Regional Planning at UNC – Chapel Hill spring 2014. Prior to graduate school, Eric worked for twelve years in community development and nonprofit management. From 1999 to 2006, he was program manager for the Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national community development financial institution, based in New York City. From 2006 to 2011, he was development director for Housing for New Hope, a homeless service provider and housing developer serving Durham and Orange Counties. For the Kenan Institute, Eric worked with Bertie County to develop and write an economic development plan for that county. This work is being undertaken in close partnership with county officials and staff, and with a wide array of community stakeholders. Currently Eric is the interim executive director of Housing for New Hope, a homeless service provider serving Duhram and Orange Counties.