Emily Wilson-Hauger

Emily Wilson-Hauger is the Director of Programs & Partnerships at Woodlands Development & Lending, a Community Development Corporation and Community Development Financial Institution based in Elkins, WV. Having joined the Woodlands team in 2015, Emily now supports programs and projects that benefit the communities in Woodlands’ service area: affordable housing, downtown redevelopment, community facilities, community planning, as well as small business lending and technical assistance. Along with her on-the-ground engagement work, Emily, in her dual role, also helps foster Woodlands’ relationships with local, state, regional, and national partners to collaborate on broader programs, initiatives, and funding proposals; boost WV’s community development ecosystem; and advocate for increased development resources and policy change.
Emily holds an M.A. in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She was recently appointed as a board member representing the WV Caucus for Fahe, a community development member organization serving nonprofits and communities across Central Appalachia. She is also active in her community, serving as Vice President of the Tucker County Planning Commission. Emily lives in Canaan Valley, WV with her husband and daughter, Kat.

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