M.P.P., University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy
B.A, Music and Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies, Arts and Culture, Program Evaluation, Education Policy
Jacob Rosch conducts quantitative and qualitative research at Reinvestment Fund. His most recent projects have investigated the supply of uncertified child care in the Philadelphia area, the impact of scattered site housing projects, and the role of “middle market” neighborhoods in legacy cities. At Reinvestment Fund, Mr. Rosch leads projects to help philanthropic, government, and private investors design strategies to support the expansion of high quality childcare, build healthy and thriving communities, and improve the lives of residents and families in disadvantaged communities.
Prior to joining Policy Solutions, Mr. Rosch spent six years as a consultant working with clients in the K-12 and higher education sectors on a wide range of topics including school finance, teacher quality, accountability, online education, and university budgeting. His work has been published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Chicago Policy Review.
March 2020 was a precarious time for childcare businesses in Pennsylvania and across the US. In response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. This report provides an overview of the Philadelphia Emergency Fund for the Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE) program and its accomplishments to-date. The report highlights how emergency resources administered through PEFSEE helped stabilize provider.
Since 2014, Reinvestment Fund has been working with cities and organizations around the country to accelerate the creation of new healthy food options in underserved communities. This partnership, called ReFresh (https://www.reinvestment.com/initiatives/refresh/), has led to the creation of new data tools and market reports designed to help communities target healthy food investments.
Mortgage application data, released under reporting requirements in the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), are a fascinating source of information for cities and communities. These data help us understand where residents are applying for mortgages to purchase new homes or refinance their existing home.
New report from Reinvestment Fund and May8 Consulting on the impact of different approaches to Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) development (i.e., single-site multi-family versus scattered-site single family) in Philadelphia.
“Middle Neighborhoods” or middle markets are an important focus for many of the cities in which we have conducted MVAs. These areas fall somewhere on the MVA spectrum from relatively strong to showing only modest levels of distress. They are home to many city residents, oftentimes the majority of a city’s population, and they tend to be more racially integrated than other parts of cities. But they are generally not places where federal programs or philanthropic attention is focused.
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