Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
From 1986 through 2009, more than 2 million units of rental housing were developed through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, making it the largest housing production program in U.S. history. As thousands of properties hit the 15-year mark—ending the initial compliance period of income and rent restrictions—questions arose about the subsequent consequences for low-income renters. Through interviews with industry participants and a review of property-level records, Abt Associates’ researchers delivered answers. Our analysis offered surprising news and insight about the more than a million tax credit units that will reach Year 15 by 2020.
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Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.