Eva Neubauer Alligood is the Executive Director of Hester Street and a social justice leader with three decades of experience supporting community-led efforts to create more equitable and inclusive New York City neighborhoods.

Prior to her work with HST, Eva served as Senior Director for Partnerships and Programs at LISC NY, where she created and managed strategic partnerships with government, philanthropy and non-profit community development organizations to foster economic opportunity, strengthen small businesses, develop and preserve affordable housing, and advance health equity in historically disinvested neighborhoods. She has designed and led multi-million dollar programs that strengthen the capacity of neighborhood-based organizations to help their communities recover from natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, create inclusive economic development spaces, and tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before joining LISC in 2012, Eva served as Vice President for Strategic Planning and Communications at the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a multi-service community-based organization in the South Bronx. She began her career as Associate for Program Development at the Pratt Center for Community Development, a university-based community planning and advocacy organization, and held several positions at the Corporation for Supportive Housing, a national organization whose mission is to create stability for vulnerable people who do not have a home. Eva holds a Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute.