Danielle Arigoni

Managing Director, Policy and Solutions | National Housing Trust

Danielle Arigoni is Managing Director for Policy and Solutions at National Housing Trust, where she provides strategic direction for the organization’s sustainability and resilience policy efforts, oversight and guidance for NHT’s state and local advisory services, and leadership for NHT’s fundraising and communications teams.

Prior to joining NHT in 2022, Danielle served as Director of Livable Communities at AARP where she designed and implemented a robust nationwide initiative to create more vibrant communities for all ages through more than a dozen new print publications, several new technical assistance programs, and expansion of AARP’s Age-Friendly Network of States and Communities from 40 to nearly 600.  Providing direct support to 53 state offices, this flagship initiative for AARP advanced more effective decision-making for housing, transportation, disaster resilience, and public space investment in order to better serve the needs of older adults.  Previously, Danielle held several leadership positions in HUD’s Office of Sustainable Communities and EPA’s smart growth office between 2000 and 2017, playing a central role in developing policy and implementing programs under the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities and in HUD’s groundbreaking $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition.

Danielle holds a master’s degree in city and Regional Planning from Cornell University, a bachelor’s degree in Planning from University of Oregon, and serves as a Board Member for the League of American Bicyclists and Smart Growth America.  She is author of the forthcoming book, Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation (Island Press, October 2023).