Peter Tatian is a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he researches housing policy, neighborhood indicators, and community development. Tatian leads NeighborhoodInfo DC, a neighborhood data system and civic engagement tool for the District of Columbia, which is part of Urban’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. He also heads Urban’s work providing technical assistance on data collection and use to grantees of the US Department of Education's Promise Neighborhoods initiative.
Tatian directed the evaluation of the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program, which has provided counseling services to over 1 million troubled homeowners. He also leads the Neighborhood Change Database 2010 project, which brings together comparable neighborhood-level indicators from the 1970 to 2010 decennial censuses. Tatian has researched the impact of public and supportive housing on neighborhoods for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and has worked on housing policy reform in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.