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Posted April 29, 2021

Faculty Member Vincent Reina Receives Tenure from Penn

Vincent Reina has been promoted to the rank of associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of City and Regional Planning. 

Reina specializes in urban economics, low-income housing policy, household mobility, neighborhood change, and community and economic development. In addition to Housing Policy and Techniques of Urban Economic Development, he teaches Quantitative Methods for Planners and Introduction to Public Private Development.

Reina joined the faculty in 2016, after engagements as a senior loan officer at Philadelphia’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation and project manager with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He quickly undertook an ambitious research agenda that has grown to include the Housing Initiative at Penn, where he is faculty director, which has generated invaluable guidance to cities across the country providing rent relief in response to the pandemic. In 2017, he organized an international conference on U.S. housing policy at Penn, and has presented and published widely on voucher programs and subsidies. Also 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 the City to write its first citywide housing plan. The same year, he was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and a Lincoln Institute for Land Policy Scholar.

His promotion will be effective in July of 2021.