URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

G. Thomas Kingsley
Expert

G. Thomas Kingsley

Senior Fellow

Biography

Tom Kingsley is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute whose research specializes in housing, urban policy, and governance issues. He served for over a decade as director of Urban's Center for Public Finance and Housing and for 17 years as director and codirector of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. In recent years, his research has focused on analyzing neighborhood patterns and impacts of the foreclosure crisis, assessing lessons from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOPE VI program for urban policy and the future of public housing, providing analytic support to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Making Connections initiative, and analyzing the patterns and effects of concentrated poverty in America's urban areas.

In the 1990s, Kingsley was codirector for the Ford Foundation–sponsored Urban Opportunity Program, which produced four books on urban policy issues in America. Before joining the Urban Institute, he directed a number of other major policy research programs, including testing the market effects of housing allowance programs (1974-80, for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development-sponsored Housing Assistance Supply Experiment), analyzing metropolitan Cleveland's economy (1980–82, for the Cleveland Foundation), and preparing a national urban development strategy for Indonesia (1982–85, for the United Nations).

Kingsley previously served as director of the RAND Corporation's housing and urban policy program, and as assistant administrator for the New York City Housing and Development Administration. He has also taught in the graduate urban planning programs at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California.

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