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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 research and publications 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 The Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy (2003).

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 and an adjunct lecturer in public management. ​His writing has appeared in the Wall Street JournalNational AffairsNew York TimesNew York Times MagazineSocietyChronicle of PhilanthropyJournal of Policy Analysis and Management, PhilanthropyThe Wilson Quarterly, and Public Interest​. Husock has written widely on U.S. housing policy, including Repairing the Ladder: Toward a New Housing Policy Paradigm (1996).

A former broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker for WGBH Boston, his work there won three Emmy Awards, including a National News and Documentary Emmy (1982). 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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