Leah Hendey, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute, has focused her research on housing policy, including the foreclosure crisis; and on policy to improve neighborhoods. She is experienced in working with national and local administrative data sets to create neighborhood indicators and study neighborhood conditions. Since 2007, Ms. Hendey has been involved in the Urban Institute’s work with the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) and currently serves as its Deputy Director. Ms. Hendey is leading a project with six NNIP partners that focuses on using Integrated Data Systems to address neighborhood policy problems. Recently, Ms. Hendey served as the deputy director for Urban’s evaluation of HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative and helped lead the econometric analysis for a study on public housing transformation and crime in Chicago. In addition to research on neighborhoods across the country, she has studied affordable housing needs in the District of Columbia and the Washington, D.C. region. Ms. Hendey holds a Master of Public Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.