BRicK Partners, LLC
The people at the core of BRicK Partners, LLC—principals Karen Muchin and Robin Snyderman, senior managers Beth Dever and Samantha DeKoven, and project manager Ouida Jones, bring decades of skill in public policy, finance, government relations and community engagement to their work.
Senior Project Manager
Samantha DeKoven (Senior Project Manager) has worked on housing and community development issues since 1994. At BRicK Partners, LLC, she has provided project management and technical assistance on a range of projects, including analyzing workforce housing demand and supply, crafting housing and community development recommendations for anchor institutions, and working on the Mid-America Regional Council’s Housing Plan and Fair Housing and Equity Analysis. She has conducted stakeholder interviews and coordinated stakeholder engagement sessions. Project work has supported clients – businesses, nonprofits, and government - in Buffalo, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the Chicago region.
Prior to joining BRicK Partners, Samantha served as project manager at the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), providing technical assistance to help organizations, companies, and local governments across the country engage employers in housing solutions. She helped design and implement employer-assisted housing programs across the Chicago region and with partners in Atlanta, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Mississippi, and Vermont. Samantha contributed to Employer-Assisted Housing: A Guidebook for Employers and assisted with the creation of state matching funds and tax credits for employer-assisted housing investments.
Previous work included addressing community development and reinvestment issues at the Woodstock Institute where she analyzed Home Mortgage Disclosure Act lending data and co-authored Small Business Lending for Economic Development Vol. 2.
Samantha has a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and attended Harvard University's Executive Education "Developing Affordable Workforce Housing" program. She serves as volunteer newsletter editor for Lane Tech High School’s parent newsletter.