Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
The limited number of federally funded vouchers in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program means that families seeking assistance in the program often face waiting lists of two years or longer. A frequently repeated estimate is that only one of four qualifying renter households is able to obtain assistance through HCV, the federal government’s largest low-income housing assistance program. HCV provides rental assistance to more than two million households who use the subsidy to rent units available in the private market.
Abt Associates, at the request of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), estimated the costs of serving different subgroups of low-income households under a policy scenario in which the HCV program was open to all members of those subgroups who needed the assistance.
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.