Jennifer Erb-Downward is the director of housing stability programs and policy initative, overseeing Poverty Solutions’ homelessness research agenda. Erb-Downward joined Poverty Solutions from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness in New York, where she was the principal policy analyst for initiatives aimed at bringing awareness to family homelessness and for framing the city’s policy agenda on this issue. Erb-Downward has extensive experience in policy analysis, program implementation, and best practice research around family homelessness, behavioral health, chronic illness, and the reduction of health disparities. She has been involved in the development of novel research programs in mental health and cancer prevention, and she is passionate about addressing child homelessness here in Michigan, where she grew up. E
MPH, New York University.