Housing Initiative at Penn (HIP)

The Housing Initiative at Penn (HIP), housed at PennPraxis, has a mission to achieve more effective and equitable housing policy at the local, state, and national levels by

  1. Conducting rigorous academic and empirical research that advances evidence-based policymaking
  2. Analyzing current conditions and future trends with the potential to affect housing
  3. Designing and evaluating housing policies and programs
  4. Facilitating honest and inclusive planning processes
  5. Developing networks and partnership to advance housing strategies and goals

Current and recent projects include:

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Vincent Reina, Associate Professor, On leave from all roles below until 2023-2024 academic year
Claudia Aiken, Director of the Housing Initiative at Penn (HIP)