Douglas Rice is a Senior Fellow on the Center’s Housing Policy team. He is the author of many influential analyses of budget and spending issues in the Housing Choice Voucher Program and other low-income housing assistance programs. His work also explores ways to make housing programs more effective, such as by expanding families’ housing options in communities with quality schools and other opportunities. He speaks frequently before nonprofit and industry groups, and has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times and Washington Post. Before joining CBPP in 2005, Doug was Director of Housing and Community Development Policy at Catholic Charities USA, which represents one of the nation’s largest networks of social service providers. He has degrees from Harvard College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and, in a previous life, taught philosophy of science at several universities.