Abt’s Vice President of Housing & Asset Building, Barbara Fields, spoke to Forbes’ ChangeMaker affordable housing podcast. In part one, she discussed her time as an Obama appointee at HUD, why Abt’s multi-sectoral approach made it the right place for her to continue her work, and the importance of housing equity and climate resilience.
In part two, Barbara talked about Abt’s work evaluating the Family Options program and Los Angeles’s use of housing choice vouchers, the long-term effects of such programs, and the home as a source of wellbeing. Looking ahead, she reviewed our growing guaranteed income portfolio and discussed the need to address the housing supply and how it can inform long-term strategies to end homelessness.
Episode 57 | Barbara Fields, Vice President, Housing and Asset Building, Abt Associates | ForbesBooks Audio: