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FACS faculty member given award

Karen Tinsley

Karen Tinsley, a public service associate and faculty member in the financial planning, housing and consumer economics department of UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, received the 2017 Housing Impact Award from the Housing Education and Research Association.

The award recognizes an active HERA member who has made significant contributions to the field of housing through a focused research, teaching and/or outreach initiative.

Tinsley, who serves as program director for the Georgia Initiative on Community Housing, also is director of the University of Georgia’s Housing and Demographics Research Center. In its 12th year, the GICH program helps Georgia communities improve their quality of life and economic vitality through the development of locally-driven housing and revitalization strategies.