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

    Outside Affiliations
    Member of Local Advisory Committee

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