Matthew Gerken is a research analyst in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His areas of interest include affordable housing, homelessness, and community development.
Before joining Urban, Gerken interned with several organizations engaged in affordable housing and community development, including Habitat for Humanity, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Self-Help Credit Union, a local government community assistance division, and Thrive DC, a homeless shelter in Washington, DC.
Gerken holds a BS in mathematics and a BA in nonprofit administration from Stetson University and an MPP from Duke University.
Research AreasEconomic Growth and Productivity Housing and Housing Finance Neighborhoods, Cities, and Metros Poverty, Vulnerability, and the Safety Net
Centers & InitiativesMetropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
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