Kiyadh Burt is the Director of Hope Policy Institute (HOPE). In this position, he serves as the primary liaison with advocacy partners locally, regionally, and nationally. He works to advance HOPE’s mission of financial inclusion for historically underserved communities through oversight of analysis and visualization of HOPE programmatic activities for the production of reports, briefs, and blogs.
Notably, he has testified before the House Financial Services subcommittee on Housing, Community Development on solutions to increase homeownership in persistent poverty communities in the Deep South. He leads Hope’s work on inequities in capital access in the CDFI industry, the Paycheck Protection Program, the State Small Business Credit Initiative, and criminal justice reform. Throughout his tenure at HOPE, his breadth of work includes issues on consumer protections, financial inclusion, affordable housing, and access to fresh food.