Peter A. Tatian is a Senior Research Associate in the Urban Institute's Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center. Mr. Tatian's areas of interest include housing policy, neighborhood indicators, and community development. He is one of the key staff on the Institute's National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, which makes use of local data to promote community building activities in over thirty US cities, and is currently leading the Institute's NeighborhoodInfo DC partnership, a neighborhood data system and civic engagement tool for the District of Columbia. He is also directing the Urban Institute's evaluation of NeighborWorks® America's National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program, which provides counseling services to homeowners facing foreclosure. Mr. Tatian co-directed the Neighborhood Change Data Base project, which brought together comparable neighborhood-level indicators from the 1970 to 2000 Decennial Censuses. In 2005, he co-wrote a study on the neighborhood impacts of community development strategies in Richmond, Virginia. He has also done research for HUD on the impacts of public and supportive housing on neighborhoods, and has worked on housing policy reform in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.