Andrew Jakabovics is vice president, policy development at Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit organization that creates opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through fit, affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Andrew oversees the Policy Development & Research team, researching issues related to affordable housing, housing and community development, housing finance, foreclosures and neighborhood stabilization, and broader housing supply and demand concerns. Recent publications include "Staying in Place to Get Ahead: Creating Renter Stability through Master Leases with Built-in Savings Accounts", "Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015-2025," "Bending the Cost Curve: Solutions to Expand the Supply of Affordable Rentals", and white papers on housing finance reform and mortgage settlements. He has also been analyzing small multifamily properties, neighborhood change, and the demographics and socioeconomics of renter households in the United States.
Prior to joining Enterprise, he served as senior policy advisor to the assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His primary focus was on housing finance reform, with a particular eye toward issues of access and affordability. In addition, he devoted attention to foreclosure prevention through improving opportunities for modifications and to mitigating foreclosure impacts on neighborhoods and communities. Prior to joining HUD, Andrew served as associate director for Housing and Economics at the Center for American Progress, where he authored some of the earliest policy responses to the foreclosure crisis, including proposals for mortgage restructuring, foreclosure mediation and REO rental. Andrew has testified before Congress and appears frequently in the media. He currently serves on the Board of Managers of the National Community Stabilization Trust.
Andrew holds degrees from Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.