Sara Elbohy is the Program Officer for the Hudson-Webber Foundation. In her previous position as an urban planner with the city of Detroit’s Planning and Development department, Elbohy conducted research on land, market and socio-economic trends in neighborhood planning areas as part of the Strategic Neighborhood Fund program. She also coordinated the Land Based Projects Team, an inter-departmental and inter-agency working group focused on improving city processes in support of utilizing vacant land for neighborhood revitalization and economic development.
Elbohy also served as a project manager with the Detroit Land Bank Authority, where she managed a pipeline of more than 200 real estate development projects, from application intake and review to transaction processing to compliance. She previously held a position as a project manager with Humanwire in Istanbul, Turkey, where she assisted Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Before returning to Detroit, she spent several years working with various refugee aid and human development organizations.
Fluent in three languages, Elbohy holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and global studies from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Sara lives in Detroit, MI with her husband and two little dogs.