Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Abt Associates is a one of the foremost providers of technical assistance to communities on systems change and technology applications for preventing and ending homelessness. Recent clients and technical assistance recipients include New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta, Houston, Columbus and Dayton Ohio, and the states of Texas and Minnesota. Abt’s technical assistance focuses on the development and application of Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) and on system-level approaches such as the development of outreach and central intake systems and performance measurement.
Before joining Abt Associates, technical assistance staff were based in communities and gained national reputations as cutting-edge practitioners in the field of homelessness. Leaders of Abt’s community-level technical assistance effort include Brooke Spellman, Tom Albanese, and Matt White.
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.