Jill Khadduri came to Abt Associates in 2000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she was a career senior executive deeply involved in housing research and policies.
She conducts research on homelessness and homeless-assistance programs and on housing programs and strategies, among them the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing. She serves as a senior advisor to major research projects conducted by Abt’s housing practice, including studies that use experimental designs to measure the impacts of homebuyer counseling and of giving homeless families priority access to different types of housing and shelter programs. One of Abt’s senior fellows, she completed a history of HUD from its founding in 1965 through its 50th anniversary in 2015. She co-authored the book, In the Midst of Plenty: Homelessness and What To Do About It, with Marybeth Shinn.
Khadduri's clients, in addition to HUD, have included the Department of Health and Human Services, foundations and public interest and advocacy organizations.
While at HUD, Khadduri directed the Division of Policy Development in the agency’s Office of Policy Development and Research. Her job was to integrate the results of HUD's internal and external research, analysis and program evaluations into the design of HUD programs.