Reed Jordan is an MIT trained urban planner and is an experienced public policy professional. He is currently a Senior Policy Advisor in the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development where he creates and leads strategic high-priority initiatives for senior leadership requiring coordination across agency offices and applying policy, data, and financial analysis in support of the agency’s programming and policy agenda. He also managed policy analysis for “Where We Live NYC”, the City of New York’s fair housing planning process to study and create a plan to address residential segregation, housing discrimination, and access to opportunity.
At MIT he focused on affordable housing policy and finance, economic development, and spatial inequality. Prior to attending MIT, Reed was a Research Associate at the Urban Institute, first in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center, and later in the Research to Action Lab. He managed a multi-year program of cross-center research and analysis on the importance of housing assistance, overseeing the budget, research products planning and development, staffing, and deliverable. He also provided technical assistance to local communities implementing Promise Neighborhood initiatives and evaluated HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program.