Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, which dates from the 1970s, is the federal government’s largest low-income housing assistance program, providing rental assistance to more than two million households. Abt Associates is conducting a multi-year study of administrative fees in the HCV program with the goal of creating a new formula for allocating fees. The new formula is to be based on actual costs of running a high-performing HCV program. The study, for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, involves collecting cost data on administrative tasks using a time-and-motion methodology at up to 60 public housing agencies across the country.
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 more than 40 countries.