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Peter A. Tatian
Senior Fellow
Research Director, Urban–Greater DC
Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

Peter A. Tatian is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and research director for Urban–Greater DC. He is an expert on US housing policy, particularly in the areas of housing assistance and affordable housing preservation. He advises nonprofits on performance management and evaluation and 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 more than 1 million troubled homeowners. He has also studied the impacts of public and supportive housing on neighborhoods and has worked on housing policy reform in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Tatian is a member of the DC Local Initiatives Support Corporation advisory committee, the Park Morton New Communities steering committee, and the United Planning Organization community reinvestment advisory council.

Research Areas
Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Social safety net
Children and youth
Greater DC
Kids in context
Washington, DC, research initiative
Evidence-based policy capacity
Community and economic development
Parks and green space