Deborah Myerson, AICP

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834 S Sheridan Dr
United States

About Me

Deborah L. Myerson, AICP, is owner/principal of Myerson Consulting. As a housing and community development consultant, she offers services in program development, project management, project profiles, research and writing, public policy evaluation, and grant management. Specialities: mixed-income and workforce housing.

Professional Biography

Deborah L. Myerson, AICP, is an urban planner with over 20 years of experience in housing, community development, land use and transportation policy, and urban revitalization. Ms. Myerson is owner/principal of Myerson Consulting. Since establishing her consulting practice in 2003, Ms. Myerson has specialized in housing and community development with services that include strategic planning, program development, project profiles, policy analysis, and grant management.  She has presented frequently to professional audiences on trends and best practices in residential and mixed-income development.

Selected publications:

Best In American Living: Bimonthly  posts for NAHB's digital magazine about the value of good design and the connection between home and community.

How Did They Do It? Discovering New Opportunities for Affordable Housing

A report for the National Association of Home Builders that features a dozen detailed case studies from across the country that showcase the many ways in which communities can increase housing affordability.

PROSPECTS FOR NEW HOUSING COOPERATIVES: Feasibility Study for Housing Cooperatives in the Northern Rockies

Examines the feasibility of developing housing cooperatives in the three states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

Ms. Myerson served as executive director of South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities (SCIHO) from 2016-2020, pursuing the nonprofit’s mission to increase access to affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families in Bloomington, Monroe County, and surrounding counties.

Highlights include:

  • Developed Switchyard Apartments, a $1.39 million affordable housing project
  • Launched, a resource for renters and landlords to learn more about their rights and responsibilities in their rental home attracting over 43,000 users annually.
  • Published and distributed “Renting in Indiana: A Handbook for Tenants and Landlords” throughout the state
  • Produced a semi-annual Tenant/Landlord Education Series in Monroe County attracting 200+ registrants


112447 | Cornell University
Graduation Date: August, 1997
Degree Level: Graduate
Planning Degree

014011 | University of Wisconsin at Madison
Graduation Date: May, 1992
Degree Level: Undergraduate

Job History

Scenic America
Director of Programs
August,1997 - June,2001
Washington, DC
United States

South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities
Executive Director
November,2016 - September,2020
Bloomington, IN
United States

Myerson Consulting
August,2003 - Present
Bloomington, IN
United States

Urban Land Institute
Senior Associate, Land Use Policy
June,2001 - July,2003
Washington, DC
United States

Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Adjunct Professor
January,2012 - July,2016
Bloomington, IN
United States