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Henry Bailey

Experienced Urban Planner or Policy Analyst seeking employment

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Experienced Urban Planner and Policy Analyst seeking employment where I can apply diverse skills and experiences to further the mission of your organization.

Work Experience

Housing Policy Intern

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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May 2010 to August 2010

Provided daily assistance by covering housing policy initiatives and issues in the national news that impacted the federal legislative agenda to support ongoing research produced by senior level staff.  
 
Attended hearings on Capitol Hill regarding the Preserving Enhancing and Transforming Rental Assistance (PETRA) legislative proposal and notated and synthesized content for working papers produced by the Housing Policy Analysts 
 
Collaborated with senior level staff to organize a panel discussion and public input series on particular aspects of the proposed PETRA legislation that resulted in substantive feedback 
 
Developed an annotated bibliography and matrix of proposals on existing literature and policy recommendations for the reformation of the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction research paper that was produced by the Housing Policy Analysts

Graduate Planning Assistant

Greenville County Redevelopment Authority
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August 2009 to May 2010

Provided assistance in all areas of the department including demographic analysis, statistical research and analysis, and requests for proposals review.  
 
Conducted door-to-door survey to determine income characteristics to qualify a community for an infrastructure grant that they were awarded to replace and reroute outdated sewer infrastructure 
 
Developed and facilitated a public participation process to build community consensus that received input from hundreds of citizens on their needs that were addressed in the 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan 
 
Drafted the Demographic and Housing sections of the 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan for Greenville County that received approval and was enacted

Planner I

Sumter City-County Planning Department
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November 2007 to July 2009

Worked extensively in all aspects of the department including zoning, permitting, site development review, comprehensive planning, environmental impact analysis, census data and demographic analysis.  
 
Served as project manager for all residential developments that included major and minor subdivision developments as well as multifamily developments that resulted in the approval of over 1,500 new residential units 
 
Served as project manager for 11 new commercial projects that were granted approval 
 
Responsible for the review of subdivision plat applications and approved over 500 individual subdivisions of land  
 
Presented over 100 development proposals to Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and City/County Councils 
 
Drafted and gained approval of a zoning ordinance amendment to increase the size of accessory structures based on the size of the parcel of land after an increasing number of zoning board of appeals cases revealed that the zoning ordinance was unnecessarily restrictive 
 
Drafted and gained approval of a zoning ordinance amendment to allow accessory apartments as an affordable housing option within city limits 
 
Drafted the Population, Housing, and Economic Development elements of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan that was later approved as a part of the entire document 
 
Collaborated with the Planning Director to conduct a survey and facilitate stakeholder and community input meetings for the 2030 Comprehensive Plan that reached over 1,000 citizens to assess their needs and build consensus to help ensure eventual approval of the Plan

Consultant

Enterprise Community Partners
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March 2006 to October 2007

Provided assistance in all areas of the Atlanta Renewal Community Program and collaborated with the Program Director to create HUD mandated documents for implementation and compliance with federal Community Renewal Act legislation. 
 
Collaborated with the Program Director to draft and develop the program’s mandatory Tax Incentive Utilization Plan that was approved by The Department of Housing and Urban Development  
 
Developed a system to engage the residents of the program area and facilitated community input meetings to build consensus for the program’s Tax Incentive Utilization Plan 
 
Established Lunch-n-Learn series that informed and engaged hundreds of citizens and businesses to make them aware of how to qualify for and use the available federal tax incentives 
 
Collaborated with staff to recommend the awarding of approximately $24 million in Commercial Revitalization Tax Deductions for commercial redevelopment projects that resulted in the creation of over 300 new jobs

Education

Masters in City and Regional Planning

Clemson University

January 2009 to January 2011

Bachelors in Urban Planning

Morehouse College

January 2002 to January 2007

Skills

Land use planning, housing policy, zoning, comprehensive planning, consensus building, facilitation, strategic planning, writing (technical and otherwise), public speaking, demographic analysis, community development.