Karen Safer has spent four years at the Office of Economic Adjustment and now serves as a Project Manager for Compatible Use. Ms. Safer has worked in the area of Housing Development Finance most of her career. She has worked for a housing authority and a state housing finance agency. She then worked for Bank of America in Community Development Lending and then as a developer in the Washington Metropolitan Area for seven years. In 2008, she went to work for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, then the Department of Agriculture (Rural Development). Ms. Safer has a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies, and a master’s degree in Public Administration.