David M. Abromowitz
Expertise: Housing policy, financing, and preservation; community and economic development; urban redevelopment; disconnected youth and prison re-entry
David M. Abromowitz is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, focusing on housing policy and related federal and state programs and issues. A partner in the law firm Goulston & Storrs, he is nationally known for expertise in housing and economic development, working on projects around the country involving housing and historic tax credit investment, HUD-assisted housing, public housing revitalization, assisted living, community land trusts, shared-equity homeownership, multifamily rental housing development, planned homeownership communities, and other multi-layered public/private projects over the past 25 years.
Mr. Abromowitz is a past chair and founding member of both the Lawyers’ Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness and of the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development. He is a board member of the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, and a member of the Multifamily Leadership Board of the National Association of Home Builders. In 2004 he was awarded the Trailblazer award of the National Economic Development and Law Center of Oakland, California, and in 2007 he was honored by the Fair Housing Center of Boston.
Mr. Abromowitz co-chaired the Housing Policy Working Group of then Governor-elect Deval Patrick (D-MA), and has served on other housing advisory groups for public officials, such as Mayor Tom Menino of Boston’s advisory task force during his first term. He serves on a number of charitable boards, including YouthBuild USA, The Equity Trust, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, and B’nai B’rith New England.
A former adjunct professor at Northeastern Law School, the New Jersey native received his B.A. magna cum laude from Princeton University and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.