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Position
Principal Research Associate
Company
Urban Institute
Location
Annandale VA UNITED STATES
Bio

Samantha Batko is a principal research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her research focuses on homelessness, housing instability, housing assistance, and supportive services. She is currently the principle investigator of an evaluation of Tipping Point Community’s Chronic Homelessness Initiative in San Francisco, the Downtown Women's Center's Los Angeles County Women's Needs Assessment, an evaluation of Hamilton County’s FUSE permanent supportive housing project, and development of the Emergency Rental Assistance Priority Index and targeting tool. Her other current projects include the US Department Housing and Urban Development’s Pay for Success permanent supportive housing demonstration and the State of New Jersey's Keeping Families Together program. Prior to joining Urban, Batko spent 12 years at the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

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