Tom Kingsley

Tom Kingsley


Urban Institute
NNIP Coordinator
Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus of NNIP

Tom Kingsley is a senior researcher in housing, urban policy, and governance issues at the Urban Institute, and is the author of numerous publications in those fields.  He served for over a decade as Director of the Institute’s Center for Public Finance and Housing and founded the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. He currently serves as Director Emeritus of NNIP and continues to be actively involved in its work. Other projects he has recently directed include: analyzing neighborhood patterns and impacts of the foreclosure crisis; assessing lessons from HUD’s HOPE VI program for urban policy and the future of public housing; and providing analytic support to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Making Connections Initiative.  In the 1990s, Mr. Kingsley co-directed the Urban Opportunity Program, which produced four books on U.S. urban policy issues.  Before that, he led several major policy research programs, including: testing the market effects of housing allowance programs; analyzing metropolitan Cleveland's economy; and preparing a national urban development strategy for Indonesia.   Mr. Kingsley previously served as Director of the Rand Corporation's Housing and Urban Policy Program, and as Assistant Administrator for the New York City Housing and Development Administration.  He has also taught on the faculties of the graduate urban planning programs at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California.