Skobba was presented the award at the HERA annual conference in Kansas City.
The award recognizes an early career housing professional who is demonstrating outstanding efforts in the field of housing through research, teaching and/or outreach.
Skobba’s research focuses on two distinct areas: the housing needs of low-income households and the relationship between community development and social capital in rural and small towns.
“Professor Skobba is an active and innovative scholar and an energetic teacher,” said Dr. Edward Goetz, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and professor at the UM Humphrey School of Public Affairs. “I feel fortunate to be a collaborator of hers and look forward to many more years of productive work together.”
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