City and Regional Planning

Vincent Reina

Associate Professor

Vincent Reina is an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania.  His research focuses on urban economics, low-income housing policy, household mobility,  neighborhood change, and community and economic development. Reina's work has been published in various academic journals, such as Urban Studies,  Housing Policy Debate, and Journal of Housing Economics. In 2017 he helped the City of Philadelphia develop its framework and strategy for preserving its stock of existing subsidized housing, and in 2018 worked with City of Philadelphia to write it's first citywide housing plan.  He was given the award for Best Dissertation in Public Policy and Management by the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM), and was recently selected for the APPAM 40 for 40 fellowship.  Reina is a 2018 Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and a 2018 Lincoln Institute for Land Policy Scholar.   Reina was previously a Fellow at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University (NYU), a Research Associate at the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California (USC), a Coro Fellow, and worked at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  He holds a PhD in Public Policy and Management from USC, an MBA with a concentration in Economics and Real Estate Finance from NYU's Stern School of Business, an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, and a BS with honors in Urban Studies from Cornell University. 


Peer Reviewed Articles

Reina, V., and B. Winter. Forthcoming. “Safety net? The utility of vouchers when a place-based rental subsidy ends?” Urban Studies

Reina, V. Forthcoming “Vouchers, race, and opportunity neighborhoods: Can voucher rent limits close the gap?” Housing Policy Debate

Reina V., Bostic, R., and A. Acolin. Forthcoming. “Section 8 vouchers and rent limits: Do small area fair market rent limits increase access to opportunity neighborhoods.” Housing Policy Debate

Reina V., Guerra E., and J. Wegman. Forthcoming. “Location affordability and fair housing.” Cityscape

J. Landis and V. Reina. 2018. Forthcoming. “Eleven ways demographics and economic change is reframing American housing policy.” Housing Policy Debate

Reina, V. and Kontokosta, C., 2017. “Low hanging fruit? Regulations and energy efficiency in subsidized multifamily housing.” Energy Policy, 106, pp.505-513.

Lens, M.C. and Reina, V. 2016. “The impact of housing subsidy expirations on access to opportunity neighborhoods.” Housing Policy Debate, 1-19.

Reina, V. and J. Begley. 2014. “Will they stay or will they go: Predicting subsidized housing opt-outs.” Journal of Housing Economics, 23:1-16.

Invited Papers

Dastrup, S., McDonell, S., and V. Reina. 2012. “Household energy bills and subsidized housing.” Cityscape, 14 (1):127-147.

Reina, V. and M. Williams. 2012. “The importance of using layered data to analyze housing: The case of the Subsidized Housing Information Project.” Cityscape, 14 (1):215–222.

Peer-Reviewed Research Reports

Reina V. Forthcoming. “The preservation of subsidized Housing, what we know and need to know.” The Lincoln Institute for Land Policy

Schwartz, H. L., Bostic, R. W., Green, R. K., Reina, V. J., Davis, L. M., & Augustine, C. H. 2016. “Preservation of affordable rental housing.” The RAND Corporation.