Yale Law School, JD, 2018
University of Oxford, M.St, 2015, Women’s Studies
Amherst College, BA, 2013, summa cum laude
Claudia Wack focuses her practice on a wide range of affordable housing and community development matters.
Prior to joining Klein Hornig, Claudia clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She first became involved in housing advocacy as a member of the Yale Law Community and Economic Development Clinic and, upon graduation, was awarded an inaugural Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship to work on fair housing policy and enforcement in Rhode Island. During her fellowship, which was hosted by SouthCoast Fair Housing, Claudia drafted legislation (later signed into law) to prohibit source of income discrimination under the state Fair Housing Practices Act. She subsequently served as a dedicated Housing Policy Counsel for Rhode Island Commerce, where she developed proposals to make quality housing more readily available and affordable to state residents. Her work contributed to the state adopting its first-ever dedicated revenue stream for affordable housing development.
- Rhode Island
- American Bar Association, Member
- ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development, Member
- Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
- Panel Moderator, “Business and Community Roundtable on Housing,” State of Rhode Island Housing Forum – November 2019
- Presenter, “Open Doors: Fair Housing Law in Rhode Island,” Roger Williams University School of Law – April 2019
- Presenter, “It’s About the Voucher: Source of Income Discrimination in Rhode Island,” SouthCoast Fair Housing Report Launch – February 2019
- Panelist, “The State of Source of Income Laws in New England,” New England Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials – February 2019