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Ira Goldstein

President, Policy Solutions

Ira Goldstein, Ph.D., is President of Policy Solutions at Reinvestment Fund, a results-oriented, socially responsible community investment group. Dr. Goldstein has conducted spatial and statistical analyses in communities across the US. Those studies are used by government and philanthropy to craft policy and allocate public and philanthropic resources. He also has conducted studies of mortgage foreclosures and abusive lending practices. His work supported government-initiated civil rights and consumer protection cases. Dr. Goldstein created Reinvestment Fund’s proprietary Market Value Analysis (MVA), which is used in communities across the US. He also led the creation of Reinvestment Fund’s childcare access gap analysis.

For over 30 years, Dr. Goldstein has been a lecturer for University of Pennsylvania’s (Penn) Urban Studies program. He instructs in research methods, statistics, and housing policy. He is a fellow with the Penn’s Institute for Urban Research. Before coming to Reinvestment Fund, Dr. Goldstein served as Mid-Atlantic Director of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD.