Jamie Ding is a Data Analyst for the City of Jersey City Division of Community Development, which manages the federal funding awarded to Jersey City by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For Community Development, Jamie contributes to the administration of grant programs that benefit affordable housing construction, nonprofit groups, public infrastructure, and vulnerable populations in Jersey City. He is part of the group developing the Division's spending priorities and goals for the next five years, as well as the first update in nearly a decade to the City's report on Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. His other duties include managing the Division's digital presence and coordinating its community outreach efforts.
Before his current role, Jamie served in the Jersey City AmeriCorps VISTA program, where he researched workforce development for the Jersey City Middle Skills Initiative. Prior to that, he helped people enroll in health insurance as a field organizer during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Jamie is passionate about building a more equitable society and eliminating injustice.
Born in Australia, Jamie grew up in Michigan and graduated from Princeton University. In his spare time, he enjoys bar trivia and books. He does not enjoy watching the Detroit Lions and should probably spend less of his spare time doing that.