Awais’s research focuses on strategies and policies that help achieve affordability goals at the local government level, with an emphasis on how the housing market responds to shifts in policy and production. He is a Potter Rose Graduate Fellowship awardee and Graduate Assistant to the CRP Graduate Adviser. He has a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, Awais worked as Program Manager for the Austin Community Investment Collaborative at HousingWorks Austin, focusing on affordable housing policy and research. Currently, he serves on the HousingWorks Austin Policy Committee, Community Advancement Network Dashboard Steering Committee, City of Austin LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission and is a 2017 Central Health Community Health Champion.
- Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning, The University of Texas at Austin
- Master of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
- Bachelors of Architecture, National College of Arts, Pakistan