The Furman Center launched the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy in 2010 to improve the effectiveness of affordable housing policies and programs by providing housing practitioners and policymakers with information about what’s working and what isn’t, and about promising new ideas and innovative practices. The Moelis Institute seeks to provide evidence-based and objective policy analysis and new tools and skills for policymakers and the public. The Institute is not an advocate, and does not endorse specific legislation or candidates. The Institute is not partisan or ideologically predictable. The Institute harnesses the incredible talent of the New York University community and the experts that make up the Furman Center to help affordable housing thought leaders arrive at effective solutions to housing issues that are based on research, data, and rigorous evaluation of innovative practices. The Institute’s Key Objectives - Provide timely and thoughtful policy analyses of pressing housing issues. - Distribute research and data to enable affordable housing stakeholders to assess community needs, design programs, target resources and evaluate their initiatives. - Convene smaller meetings of thought leaders to discuss the current challenges and generate creative and practical solutions. - Provide training for leaders and emerging leaders to develop the expertise, organizational skills and knowledge that the affordable housing community needs to succeed.