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Todd M. Richardson Biography


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Todd Richardson heads HUD’s research arm of approximately 145 staff that manage national surveys, conduct and manage research and program evaluations, and develop program parameter data to support HUD’s major programs.

He has developed a number of funding allocations formulas for HUD programs, including the Indian Housing Block Grant Formula, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program formula, and formulas to allocate post-disaster supplemental appropriations. He used data from multiple federal sources to create detailed housing unit damages post Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. He is also author of a study on how well the Community Development Block Grant targets funds to its intended beneficiaries and has managed numerous program evaluations, including the long-running Moving To Opportunity evaluation that measure the impact on poor families of moving from high poverty neighborhoods to low poverty neighborhoods. In addition to this work, Mr. Richardson has been a HUD Field Economist in Detroit, Michigan; developed scattered site public housing; and was program administrator for a housing non-profit in Saginaw, Michigan. Todd Richardson has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan.