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Harvard’s Joint Center makes appointment
Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies has hired Christopher Herbert, a nationally recognized expert in housing policy, markets, finance and urban development, as research director.
Herbert comes to Harvard after 13 years as a senior associate at Abt Associates, where he directed numerous studies for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In recent years, Herbert’s work has focused on efforts to promote and maintain homeownership for low-income and minority families. He has conducted research studies of federal and state homeownership programs and disparities in mortgage lending practices and residential foreclosure rates by income and race/ethnicity.
Herbert has done work for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, AARP, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and NeighborWorks America.
Before joining Abt Associates in 1997, Herbert was a senior research analyst at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
“We are thrilled that Chris has agreed to rejoin the Joint Center team,” said Eric Belsky, the organization’s managing director. “With his unique background that has blended applied and scholarly research on a wide range of housing and urban issues, he is a natural fit to direct the center’s research programs.”