Prominent Housing and Community Development Expert to Join Abt Associates

May 08, 2013, 19:15 ET from Abt Associates

BETHESDA, Md., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Lubell, a nationally recognized housing and community development authority, will join Abt Associates June 1 as the company's first Director of Housing Initiatives.  In this position, Lubell will provide policy and program expertise to assist policymakers in solving the nation's pressing housing challenges.

"For more than a decade, Jeff has been instrumental in expanding awareness about the important role of housing in advancing key societal outcomes such as health, education, economic development, and environmental sustainability," said Mary Joel Holin, vice president of Abt Associates' Social and Economic Policy Division.

Lubell, who comes to Abt from serving as executive director of the Center for Housing Policy (CHP), regularly contributes to "The Home Front," a U.S. News & World Report blog.  

Prior to his position at CHP, he served as the director of the policy development division of the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2000 - 2003.  He was a housing policy analyst for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities from 1998 – 2000.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard University, Lubell is a former Fulbright Scholar.

About Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.

SOURCE Abt Associates