Abt has contributed to housing policy for over four decades. Our rigorous studies, qualitative investigations, and hands-on technical assistance improve housing programs and services both nationally and at the local level.
We have provided the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with seminal research on key issues—including the costs of maintaining and operating public housing, the physical and financial health of the assisted housing stock, and the design of the Housing Voucher program and its impact on families.
Abt has also provided technical assistance and training to Public Housing Authorities and other stakeholders responsible for implementing and monitoring these programs.
Our understanding of these federal housing programs is enhanced by our experience with particular subpopulations and specialized housing policies. We have worked on housing the elderly and people with disabilities; disaster related housing issues, including assessing recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast states; and initiatives to promote sustainable and energy efficient housing.
Abt staff are experts in:
- Public housing,
- Privately owned assisted housing,
- Tenant-based Housing Choice Vouchers,
- HOPE VI,
- Moving to Work,
- Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and
- The HOME programs.