Anthony Vega, Ph.D., joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As Research Director, he oversees the Partnership’s research, policy analysis, and program evaluation efforts to improve affordable housing policy and programs.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Anthony was the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Community Builders (TCB) in Boston, where he oversaw the evaluation of the Community Life programs and their impact on resident housing stability and access to opportunity, in coordination with the TCB real estate development, property management, and fund development teams. In addition, he worked as a senior research analyst at the John Jay Research and Evaluation Center in New York. In this role, he oversaw the evaluation of the crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) training and other components of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety in 15 public housing developments. Anthony also worked on a feasibility study to evaluate rental housing affordability programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS). He has taught 15 courses in Criminology and Sociology at Washington State University and John Jay College.
Dr. Vega earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Washington State University and a B.A. in Sociology from Humboldt State University. He is a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society and the American Sociology Association.