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Howard Husock


Howard Husock

Howard Husock

Vice President, Research & Publications,
Contributing Editor, City Journal
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Policy Reform
Housing Development
Government Reform
Social Entrepreneurship
Philanthropy & the History of Philanthropy


Howard Husock is vice president for policy research at the Manhattan Institute, where he is also director of the Institute’s social entrepreneurship initiative. A City Journal contributing editor, he is the author of Philanthropy Under Fire (2013) and a contributor to

From 1987 through 2006, Husock was director of case studies in public policy and management at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was also a fellow at the Hauser Center on Nonprofit Organizations. His publications on the nonprofit sector have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Affairs, Society, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Public Interest, and Husock has written widely on U.S. housing and urban policy, including in his book The Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy (2003) and his monograph Repairing the Ladder: Toward a New Housing Policy Paradigm (1996). His work has appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Philanthropy, and The Wilson Quarterly.

A former broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work won three Emmy Awards, Husock serves on the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He holds a B.A. from Boston University’s School of Public Communication and was a 1981–82 mid-career fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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