Strong background in multi-family housing development, affordable housing policy, and sustainable development. Darcy has overseen the design and construction of cutting-edge sustainably-designed communities including near net-zero single-family homes in rural MA to large-scale multi-family apartment projects in Boston. Darcy is currently working on a multi-family building designed to meet Passive House standards.
In her current position, Darcy manages the development of multi-family housing projects, including working with the community/local boards, permitting, finance, design/construction. Darcy has a strong interest in the intersection of business, the built environment, sustainability, and community.
Darcy was the Director of Housing for the City of Cambridge, MA (2000 – 2004). Darcy was responsible for developing and implementing the City’s affordable housing programs and policies, including acquisition and development of rental and homeownership housing, administering the Inclusionary and Incentive Zoning Ordinances, and providing educational and financial assistance to first-time homebuyers. Darcy staffed the Affordable Housing Trust.
Prior to Cambridge, Darcy was an Associate at Stockard & Engler & Brigham, a private affordable housing consulting firm.
Earlier in her career, Darcy worked in international community development. Darcy spent over 3 years living and working in Central America. Darcy speaks conversational Spanish.
Darcy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies/minor in Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Master’s in Public Policy from Tufts University. Darcy is on the leadership team of the ULI National Affordable and Workforce Housing Council.