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Senior Fellow and Director, Community Economic Development Hub | The Urban Institute.

Brett Theodos

Brett Theodos is a senior fellow and director of the Community Economic Development Hub at the Urban Institute. He has done ten years of research on shared equity homeownership and helped start the Douglass Community Land Trust in Washington DC, where he serves on the board. He is studying how capital flows (or fails to flow) into communities, including the role of mission finance actors and has conducted studies of neighborhood change and geographic mobility.

His work focuses on economic and community development, neighborhood change, affordable homeownership, consumer finance, and program evaluation and learning. His research includes evaluations of the Economic Development Administration, New Markets Tax Credit, Small Business Administration loan and investment programs, Opportunity Zones, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Choice Neighborhoods, Community Development Block Grant, and Section 108 programs.